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Porcelain with underglaze blue, overglaze color enamel, molded decoration
Gift of James and Christine Heusinger 2022.200.b
Seifū Yohei III (1851–1914) was a son of the Maruyama school painter Okada Ryōhei (dates unknown).
One of Seifū Yohei III’s most visually impactful techniques, seen in this work, was to combine complex low-relief designs in clay surrounded by diffused underglaze blue or pink, which he then covered with a transparent or translucent glaze. Yohei III also experimented with clay bodies ranging from bluish white to ivory combined with translucent cream-colored glazes. The atmospheric effects he achieved were considered remarkable.
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