The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 29, 2024

Jar with Peonies

Jar with Peonies

c. 1900

Did You Know?

Though Seifū Yohei III originally studied painting, he ultimately succeeded his ceramics mentor, Seifū Yohei II (1845–1878), in Kyoto.


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.
  • Colors of Kyoto: The Seifū Yohei Ceramic Studio. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (August 19, 2023-March 10, 2024).
  • {{cite web|title=Jar with Peonies|url=false|author=Seifū Yohei III|year=c. 1900|access-date=29 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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