Bowl with pine branch

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  • Catalogue text

    Pottery bowl, the edge partly waved and pierced, decorated with underglaze blue and brown and slip with a pine branch. The exterior similar. In the manner of Dōhachi. Signed: Kōzan.

    After the death of Kōzan I, Hanzan, by then Kōzan II, went through a period of the making of wares for Japanese use, usually related to the tea ceremony, in the manner of Nin'ami Dōhachi (1783-1855), a remote follower of Nonomura Ninsei (c. 1574-1660/6), using broad calligraphic style decoration on asymmetric shapes, and slip decoration.

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

Glossary of terms

earthenware

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. 12 on p. 28, pp. 8 & 34, illus. pp. 28-29

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