Online Collection

Collections



Asian Art Museum Logo
Teabowl with dragon roundels
伝野々村仁清 黒釉色絵龍丸文茶碗
Date: approx. 1650
Historical Period: Edo period (1615-1868)
Materials: Stoneware with overglaze polychrome decoration
Dimensions: H. 3 1/2 in x Diam. 5 in, H. 8.9 cm x Diam. 12.5 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the Connoisseurs' Council and Bruce and Betty Alberts
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: 1991.230
On Display: No

Description

Label:

Nonomura Ninsei, one of the best known potters in Japanese history, worked in Kyoto beginning in the 1640s and counted many influential tea masters among his patrons. Ninsei developed a technique of decorating stoneware with multicolor overglaze enamels, which remains a signature of Kyoto ware (Kyoyaki) ceramics to this day.

This work, one of the Asian Art Museum's most important Japanese teabowls, has a refined black body punctuated by decorative dragon medallions on each side. Executed in gold and colored enamels, these circular motifs remind us that 2012 is the Year of the Dragon.


More Information

Marks: Ninsei (seal)
Label:

Nonomura Ninsei, one of the best known potters in Japanese history, worked in Kyoto beginning in the 1640s and counted many influential tea masters among his patrons. Ninsei developed a technique of decorating stoneware with multicolor overglaze enamels, which remains a signature of Kyoto ware (Kyoyaki) ceramics to this day.

This work, one of the Asian Art Museum's most important Japanese teabowls, has a refined black body punctuated by decorative dragon medallions on each side. Executed in gold and colored enamels, these circular motifs remind us that 2012 is the Year of the Dragon.


Marks: Ninsei (seal)