Distant (Yū) Silver Vase

Otsuki Masako 大槻昌子 Japanese

Not on view

This vase was probably inspired by the Art Deco style. The silver body bears refined, complex wavelike patterns with painted gold accents. Ōtsuki Masako graduated from the Department of Design at Tokyo’s Tama Art University. Her work is distinguished by the hatsuri (shave and scrape) technique, in which fine, angled lines are carved into the base using bladed chisels. The resulting surface has a unique texture, reflecting light differently from various angles.

On view from August 28, 2021–April 24, 2022

Distant (Yū) Silver Vase, Otsuki Masako 大槻昌子 (Japanese, born 1943), Silver with gold decoration, Japan

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