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日本 河井寛次郎 (1890–1966) 花扁壷 (20世紀半ば頃)
Square Bottle with Abstract Design

Kawai Kanjiro (Japanese, 1890–1966)
Shōwa period (1926–89)
mid-20th century
Stoneware with colored glaze and trailed slip
H. 9 in. (22.9 cm); W. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Seymour Fund, 1978
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 202
A member of the influential folk art (mingei) movement in Japan, Kawai traveled with Hamada Shōji throughout Korea in 1936–37 collecting ceramics for the Japan Folk Art Museum.
Signature: Box signed: "Kan"

Inscription: Box inscribed: Hana henko gosu shinsha
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