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    Incense Burner with Silver Cover

    The unusual texture and rich color of this vessel are unique in contemporary Japanese ceramics. Kondo has applied a cobalt glaze over a white porcelain body and then used an amalgam of silver, gold, and platinum to achieve the beaded surface effects. The artist belongs to a third-generation porcelain producing family in Kyoto. His grandfathers Kondo Yuzo (1902–1985) received Japan's highest title, National Living Treasure.

    • Artist: Kondo Takahiro, Japanese, born 1958
    • Medium: Porcelain with cobalt glaze and overglaze decoration
    • Place Made: Kyoto, Japan
    • Dates: 2001
    • Dimensions: 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. (9.5 x 14.6 x 6.0 cm)  (show scale)
    • Signature: Signed on base in English: "Kondo"
    • Collections:Asian Art
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 2001.30a-b
    • Credit Line: Purchase gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dickes
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Kondo Takahiro (Japanese, born 1958). Incense Burner with Silver Cover, 2001. Porcelain with cobalt glaze and overglaze decoration, 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. (9.5 x 14.6 x 6.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dickes, 2001.30a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 2001.30a-b_transp5099.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Rectangular molded porcelain vessel on four raised feet with random squares impressed design. Interior fired black slip. Exterior covered with cobalt blue glaze and overall meandering pattern of raised silver glazed dots. Silver reticulated lid. Object arrived with its own wood box, inscribed on interior lid by the artist. Yellow cotton cloth wrapper for box interior. Condition: Excellent, intact
    • Record Completeness: Best (86%)
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    Recent Comments
    20:22 03/28/2010
    The tiniest beads on this
    intense blue box make the surface appear to glisten, as if with dew. It's a beautiful piece. Makes me happy just to look at it!
    By Robin White

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