An earthenware bowl, with a fluted kiku-form body painted and gilt on both interior and exterior with an autumnal maple-tree. The leaves on the branches turning from green to orange. At the end of the Meiji Era, Yabu Meizan's workshop began to make a number of vases and bowls that were decorated with a single motif, carefully placed so as to complement the overall shape of the piece, instead of treating the pottery merely as a vehicle for virtuoso miniaturist painting. This return to a more traditional approach to ceramic decoration received official praise, but as it was not commercially successful the workshop continued to produce work in the conventional Meizan style.


  • Title: Bowl
  • Date Created: circa 1910
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Type: ARTIFACT
  • Medium: earthenware, painted and gilded

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