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Piece from Mukozuke Set

Kitaoji Rosanjin

Asian Art

The decoration of these sweetmeat dishes suggests a traditional design taken from Momoyama period (sixteenth-century) textile patterns. Rosanjin, who worked centuries later, was the most eclectic of the great modern Japanese potters and tried his hand at a wide variety of traditional ceramic styles. Never slavishly imitative, he simply took inspiration from a style and created his own distinctive pieces, like these traditional side dishes for the kaiseki meal in Japan.

MEDIUM Stoneware, Oribe ware
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES 20th century
    PERIOD Showa Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. (7 x 8.6 cm)
    SIGNATURE siganture Ro on base
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.271.41
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden
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