Mukozuke (Sweetmeat dish)
On View: Asian Galleries, North, 2nd floor (Japan)
This cup would have been used to hold a small portion of food in a tea ceremony or multicourse meal (kaiseki). Its decoration is typical of wares made by the ceramicist Kenzan. The flower pattern, inspired by camellias, was created using a stenciling process. Paper cutouts in the shapes of flowers were adhered to the sides of the cups, and then green enamel was painted over the whole surface. When the cup was fired, the paper burned away, leaving the surface below unpainted. The effect is somewhat watery and imprecise, recalling paintings made by Kenzan’s brother, Ogata Kōrin, and other artists in their circle, now known as the Rimpa school.
Stoneware with enamel background and paper-resist blossoms with enamel centers
"Kenzan" in iron undergalze on foot
Purchase gift of the J. Aron Charitable Foundation, Inc.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact email@example.com
Ogata Kenzan (Japanese, 1663-1743). Mukozuke (Sweetmeat dish), 18th century. Stoneware with enamel background and paper-resist blossoms with enamel centers, 2 3/16 x 3 1/8 in. (5.6 x 7.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of the J. Aron Charitable Foundation, Inc., 78.208. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 78.208_view01_PS11.jpg)
overall, 78.208_view01_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2021
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.