Japanese stoneware vase by Unknown Artist

This old Seto stoneware vase is decorated, under the transparent green glaze, with an incised pattern of whorls.

Details

Medium:
Stoneware
Dimensions:
26 cm
Art Fund grant:
£375 ( Total: £550)
Acquired in:
1956
Vendor:
Col J G Figgess

It combines technical mastery with a characteristically Japanese freedom of execution. The Seto kilns were the principal source of glazed stoneware in medieval Japan, and their establishment in the thirteenth century marked a new beginning in Japanese ceramics.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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