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Flattened vase of the Bizen type

(Bizen henko)

Japanese
Heisei era
1990
Mori Togaku (Japanese, born in 1937)


Object Place: Imbe City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 33.5 x 19.2 x 13.3 cm (13 3/16 x 7 9/16 x 5 1/4 in.) Lender accessory (approx.): 40 x 25 x 20 cm (15 3/4 x 9 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.441

Medium or Technique

Stoneware

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Stoneware

Inscription

Box inscription: Bizen flattened vase fired in the great kiln known as Kanpû, fired for 63 days in a half-buried noborigama of direct-flame type, 53 meters long, 2.5 meters wide, and 1.8 meters high.
Second year of Heisei (=1990), aged 58. Made by Mori Tôgaku; with two seals, one reading Tôgaku

備前
扁壷
寒風大窯
直炎式半地下登窯
全長五十三米巾二.五米
高サ一.八米
窯焚日数六十三日間

平成二年 五十八歳
陶岳作

印 ?、陶岳

Signed

Box signed Tôgaku saku, "made by Tôgaku."
陶岳作

Markings

Potter's monogram on base

Provenance

June 2007, offered as a gift to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by the artist

Credit Line

Gift of Mori Togaku