Beautiful and dynamic large studio bowl made using the slab technique of potting. Upturned ends gives this huge bowl a very dramatic flair - very much highlighted by the exaggeratedly big red poppy flower with green leaves. The flower reminds us of a Georgia O'Keefe painting of flowers because it is so much larger than the actual flower. The underside has a net-like design in medium blue that must have been made by impressing a piece of material into the moist clay - then a shiny glaze applied after the fact. The rim of the foot is unglazed, however there is a shiny glaze to the center of the foot.
This massive bowl measures 14" x 12 1/2" and is 4" tall at the highest points. It would be a dynamite centerpiece on any large table. No signature - we believe it is from the golden age of Japanese studio pottery circa 1920s- 1930's. Excellent condition.