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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
PERIOD Showa
DIMENSIONS 2 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. (7 x 8.6 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE siganture Ro on base
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 86.271.41
CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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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