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Dish and Lid with Design of Grasses

Ogata Kenzan, Japanese, 1663 - 1743

Made in Japan, Asia

Edo Period (1615-1868)

Late 17th - early 18th century

Earthenware with underglaze and overglaze enamel decoration

3 3/8 x 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches (8.6 x 14.3 x 14.3 cm) with top

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Purchased with the John T. Morris Fund, 1980

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Inscribed in iron oxide on base: Kenzan (signature)

Like his brother the famous painter Ogata Korin, Ogata Kenzan turned to artistic production (pottery, calligraphy, and painting) as a means of financial support. Kenzan specialized in ceramics that drew inspiration from the kinds of decorative motifs perfected by earlier artists Hon'ami Koetsu and Tawaraya Sotatsu, and he is generally regarded as one of Japan's three greatest ceramicists.