Stoneware footed food bowl with foliate rim, thrown and turned. Red buff body covered with white slip leaving the body showing in a band below the rim. Decorated with bamboo in black and then further patches of white slip (to indicate snow), and final cover of clear glaze. Japanese, by Ogata Kenzan
Pottery by Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743) Edo Period Culture: Japan - 尾形乾山, 江戸時代の陶工, 絵師。
金継ぎのくらわんか茶碗 Kintsukuroi or kintsugi is the art of healing broken pottery with lacquer and silver or gold. The philosophy behind this reparation is that something should not be discarded just because it is broken. It is in fact more beautiful for having been broken.
Christopher M. Gaston
Lidded Dish with Plum Blossoms and Waves Design by Ogata Kenzan