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Vessel

Fujioka Shuhei

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
Fujioka Shūhei is a master of Iga ware, a historical ceramic type that bears a close resemblance to Shigaraki ware, with orange clay, stony inclusions, and ash glaze. Here, he took care to form the asymmetrical rim and jagged incisions across both sides of this boat-shaped vessel, but he had minimal control over the surface ornamentation of ash glaze and scorch marks, which occur during firing. Ceramicists who work in this mode often discard large numbers of works because they are unsatisfied with the effects created in the kiln.
MEDIUM Shigaraki ware: stoneware with Iga ash glaze
DATES 2013
PERIOD Heisei Period
DIMENSIONS 6 11/16 x 15 15/16 x 10 1/4 in. (17 x 40.5 x 26 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS On box lid, in Japanese: Iga kaki (Iga Flower Vessel) Signed: Shuhei Sealed: Shu
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
EXHIBITIONS
ACCESSION NUMBER 2014.60.4
CREDIT LINE Gift of Steven Korff and Marcia Van Wagner
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Fujioka Shuhei (Japanese, born 1947). Vessel, 2013. Shigaraki ware: stoneware with Iga ash glaze, 6 11/16 x 15 15/16 x 10 1/4 in. (17 x 40.5 x 26 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Steven Korff and Marcia Van Wagner, 2014.60.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 2014.60.4_view01_PS9.jpg)
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Fujioka Shuhei (Japanese, born 1947). <em>Vessel</em>, 2013. Shigaraki ware: stoneware with Iga ash glaze, 6 11/16 x 15 15/16 x 10 1/4 in. (17 x 40.5 x 26 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Steven Korff and Marcia Van Wagner, 2014.60.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 2014.60.4_view01_PS9.jpg)