The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 25, 2024

Dish with Carp in Waves

Dish with Carp in Waves

c. 1893–1914
Location: not on view


Kyoto-based Japanese ceramist Seifū Yohei III (1851–1914) admired the glaze colors found on Chinese porcelain and tried to replicate them through intensive experimentation. His green and creamy white glazes were particularly well received. The combinations of colors with subtle molded and incised decorations in his ceramics respond powerfully to changes in light, creating a dynamic viewing experience. Names for the glazes, written in ink with a brush on the lids of the custom-made storage boxes for the works, often indicate a specific glaze or ware that had inspired him, even when the resulting color was distinctively his own.
  • 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=Dish with Carp in Waves|url=false|author=Seifū Yohei III|year=c. 1893–1914|access-date=25 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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