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Japanese Blue and White Fukizumi Porcelain Bowl

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Japanese Blue and White Fukizumi Porcelain Bowl
The striking design on this early 20th century Japanese porcelain bowl incorporates muted and vivid, misty and sharp tones of underglaze blue “fukizumi” enamel on a white background. Likely Seto ware; there is an unidentified underglaze blue signature on the foot. The unique and dramatic effect was accomplished through the use of a stencil and cobalt pigment sprayed through a tube to create the outline of white cherry blossoms which seem to float on a soft blue background around the sides of the bowl. The stylized pine needles are done in strong cobalt. The bold leaf design, which covers one side of the interior of the bowl, was done in the same stencil and sprayed cobalt process, creating an effect that looks like wax-resist with soft and misty overtones. Fukizumi was first used on porcelain like early Imari. Compared to hand painting, the technique was very efficient, so later it was adopted for use on Seto wares.

CONDITION is excellent, with some kiln spots on the surface of the bowl.

DIMENSIONS: 9 ¾” (24.8 cm) diameter, 4” (10.2 cm) high.

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