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Vessel with Blue Glaze

Kimura Yoshiro, Japanese, born 1946

Made in Hiroshima, Japan, Asia

Heisei Period (1989-2019)


Half-porcelain, cobalt blue glaze

2 7/8 × 25 7/8 × 25 7/8 inches (7.4 × 65.8 × 65.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 342, Asian Art, third floor

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Purchased with the East Asian Art Revolving Fund, 2018

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For this piece, Kimura used a special tool to carve a rippling pattern, called renmon, into wet clay to simulate water. Cerulean blue suggesting the sky merges into the sapphire purple-blue color of the sea, and both flow into the deep cobalt pool at the center of the vessel.

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