Flower vase

Title

Flower vase

Creator

Shōzan HORIE
Japanese, b. 1923

Date

1967

Description

This unglazed vase, with its darkly earth-toned coloring and metallic texture, is characteristic of Bizen ware. Created by one of the most prominent of modern Bizen potters shortly after he established his own independent kiln in 1965, it embodies a balance between tradition and individual artistic innovation. The vase’s conventional symmetrical form contrasts with seemingly haphazard markings, such as the broad concave indentation running laterally along one side and the smear-like marking that sits just above the slightly expanded base.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University

Identifier

86.332

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Imbe (Bizen) stoneware; 9 x 5-1/8 x 4-1/2 in. (22.9 x 13 x 11.5 cm)