Katsumata Chieko makes ceramics inspired by natural forms such as sea anemones, sponges, and squash. This piece is unusual among her works because it cannot be used as a vessel. Katsumata often employs very bright glazes, and here, looking carefully, we can discern a lemon-yellow glaze under the encrustation of crushed porcelain.
5 1/2 x 10 x 7 1/4 in. (14 x 25.4 x 18.4 cm) (show scale)
Underside, stamped at center: " PATENT APPLIED FOR/[COMPANY LOGO OF ANCHOR AND CROWN] DERBY SILVER CO. DERBY CT QUADRUPLE PLATE/4807"
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Gift of Sarah Eigen
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Derby Silver Company. Bowl, ca. 1880. Silverplate, 5 1/2 x 10 x 7 1/4 in. (14 x 25.4 x 18.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Sarah Eigen, 2012.60.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2012.60.1.jpg)
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