Three Color Bottle Vase
On View: Asian Galleries, North, 2nd floor (Japan)
The twentieth-century potter Kawai Kanjirō was a master glaze technician who rediscovered a number of historical glaze and enamel types and found innovative ways to combine them. On this slab-built bottle he created complex abstract patterns by overlapping splashes of color on a faceted, rough clay surface.
Gift of Dr. Herbert Meadow
Kawai Kanjiro (Japanese, 1890-1966). Three Color Bottle Vase, ca. 1965. Stoneware, 9 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (24.8 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Herbert Meadow, 75.120.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 75.120.1_view01_PS11.jpg)
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