Ninsei-style Incense Burner with Flowers of the Four Seasons, Workshop of Nonomura Ninsei (Japanese, active ca. 1646–94), Stoneware with overglaze enamels, Japan

野々村仁清工房 四季花文香炉
Ninsei-style Incense Burner with Flowers of the Four Seasons

Artist:
Workshop of Nonomura Ninsei (Japanese, active ca. 1646–94)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
mid-17th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Stoneware with overglaze enamels
Dimensions:
H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm); W. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); D. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.668
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.