Large vase with designs of auspicious flowers and peach sprays (Hakuji enju-mon kabin)
- Art Funded
- Height 29.3 cm; width 23 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £30,000 (Total: £100,415)
- Watanabe Japanese Fine Art
The vase, with its elegant proportions, rounded shoulder and tapered neck would have been formed on the wheel, most likely in three sections, carved once dry and then twice fired. Its acquisition by the British Museum represents a significant step in raising the profile of the artist in the UK, and in increasing understanding of Hazans work, and also of the evolution of modern ceramics in Japan.
Private collection; Private Collection, 2010; Umeda Gallery, Osaka, 2011; Watanabe Japanese Fine Art, 2011. The Museum has carried out an Art Loss Register search.