Hexagonal Jar (Rokkaku-tsubo) with Paulownia and Geometric Design


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In ceramics, the burst of color and decorative design that characterized the art of the Momoyama period (1573–1615) became prominent again with Nonomura Ninsei (ca. 1646–1694), whose vivid overglaze patterns were inspired by the beauty of the changing seasons and landscapes of Kyoto. These traditions influenced Kiyomizu ware, produced near the temple Kiyomizudera and embellished with green, blue, and gold overglaze motifs. This hexagonal jar is based on a famous prototype owned by the temple Yoshiminedera.

Hexagonal Jar (Rokkaku-tsubo) with Paulownia and Geometric Design, Stoneware with polychrome overglaze enamels and gold (Ko-Kiyomizu ware), Japan

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