Brilliant porcelain across the Pacific Ocean – Old Noritake: Beauty Bridging East & West

Nov 18, 2021 - Dec 29, 2021

Old Noritake

Black-Glazed Lidded Jar with High Relief Camellia Design

Body Diameter 6.38 x h 6.54 in


About the work

[Inscription] the letter "Ni ko" in the gourd

[Year of Manufacture] The first half of the 20th Century


ISHIGURO Kōkō is said to have learned the ceramic arts from established potter INOUE Ryōsai I and opened his kiln in the Kameido area of Tokyo. Unfortunately, other details about Ishiguro are presently unknown. Ishiguro was also highly skilled at creating the high-relief figures of Sumida Ware. In this piece, the beauty of the colored body inherited from INOUE Ryōsai I stands out prominently, forming a beautiful contrast between the deep blue glaze of the background color and the white of the camellia blossoms. 

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