Inverted baluster vase with two cranes

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  • Catalogue text

    Tall inverted baluster vase with low relief moulding of two cranes in colours on an underglaze blue pine tree, with a pink and white ground. Incised signature on base within two underglaze blue circle: Dai Nihon Seifū zō.

    Seifū I had been a pupil of Nin'ami Dōhachi [see EA2000.181] in Kyōto; the family kiln was set up in Gojōzaka. This is an unusually showy piece.

    In: Impey, Oliver, and Joyce Seaman, Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period 1868-1912, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)

Glossary of terms

porcelain

slip

underglaze painting

Further reading

Impey, Oliver, and Joyce Seaman, Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period 1868-1912, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), no. 15 on p. 34, illus. pp. 34-35

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