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Flattened vase of the Bizen type

Inscription

Box inscription: Bizen flattened vase fired in the great kiln known as Kanpû, fired for 63 days in a half-buried noborigama of direct-flame type, 53 meters long, 2.5 meters wide, and 1.8 meters high. Second year of Heisei (=1990), aged 58. Made by Mori Tôgaku; with two seals, one reading Tôgaku 備前 扁壷 寒風大窯 直炎式半地下登窯 全長五十三米巾二.五米 高サ一.八米 窯焚日数六十三日間 平成二年 五十八歳 陶岳作 印 ?、陶岳

Signed

Box signed Tôgaku saku, "made by Tôgaku." 陶岳作

Marks

Potter's monogram on base

Provenance

June 2007, offered as a gift to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by the artist

Credit Line

Gift of Mori Togaku

(Bizen henko)

Japanese, Heisei era, 1990

Object Place

Imbe City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 33.5 x 19.2 x 13.3 cm (13 3/16 x 7 9/16 x 5 1/4 in.) Lender accessory (approx.): 40 x 25 x 20 cm (15 3/4 x 9 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.441

Medium or Technique

Stoneware

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Stoneware