Ninsei-style Incense Burner with Flowers of the Four Seasons
Workshop of Nonomura Ninsei (Japanese, active ca. 1646–94)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Stoneware with overglaze enamels
H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm); W. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); D. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Not on view
Ninsei wares, so named for their creator and produced in Kyoto in the second half of the seventeenth century, are known for their colorful overglaze and gold decorations, as well as their refined Kyoto-style patterns. Ninsei was one of the first Japanese potters to mark his pieces
Marking: Ninsei (imprint)
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Beautiful Country: Yamato-e in Japanese Art," November 20, 2010–June 5, 2011.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art," May 26, 2012–January 13, 2013.
Artist: Nonomura Ninsei (Japanese, active ca. 1646–94)Date: 1670Medium: Paste covered with a transparent crackled glaze and decorated with colored enamels and gold (Kyoto ware, Satsuma type)Accession: 93.3.221a, bOn view in:Not on view
Artist: Attributed to Nonomura Ninsei (Japanese, active ca. 1646–94)Date: 1700Medium: Porcelaneous ware covered with a transparent crackled glaze and a mottled overglaze border (Kyoto ware)Accession: 93.3.371a, bOn view in:Not on view