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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
DATES 20th century
DIMENSIONS 2 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. (7 x 8.6 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE siganture Ro on base
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden
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CAPTION Kitaoji Rosanjin (Japanese, 1883-1959). Piece from Mukozuke Set, 20th century. Stoneware, Oribe ware, 2 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. (7 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden, 86.271.41. Creative Commons-BY
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Piece from Mukozuke Set