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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

Artist:
Kawai Kanjiro (Japanese, 1890–1966)
Period:
Shōwa period (1926–89)
Date:
mid-20th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Stoneware with colored glaze and trailed slip
Dimensions:
H. 9 in. (22.9 cm); W. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Seymour Fund, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.49.1
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
[ Toyobi Far Eastern Art Inc. , New York, until 1978; sold to MMA]
Southampton. Parrish Art Museum. "Japanese Ceramics: From Prehistoric Times to the Presnet," August 5, 1978–September 24, 1978.

New York. Japan Society Gallery. "Modern Japanese Ceramics in American Collections," December 8, 1993–January 23, 1994.

New Orleans Museum of Art. "Modern Japanese Ceramics in American Collections," March 5, 1994–April 24, 1994.

Honolulu Academy of Arts. "Modern Japanese Ceramics in American Collections," July 14, 1994–August 23, 1994.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Graceful Gestures: A Decade of Collecting Japanese Art," September 29, 2001–March 10, 2002.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," 2002.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Studies in Global Ceramic History," 2015.

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