On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of Japan, 2nd floor
Shigemasa Higashida uses the copper-green glaze associated with Oribe wares, but he departs from tradition by covering the entire piece with a thick coating of the glaze and introducing other materials to create swirls of blue. With its rugged outcropping and blue pooling, this tiny cup takes on the quality of a landscape.
Glazed stoneware; oribe ware
Gift of Shelly and Lester Richter
Shigemasa Higashida (Japanese, born 1955). Sake Cup, 1990. Glazed stoneware; oribe ware, 2 3/16 x 2 3/4 in. (5.5 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Shelly and Lester Richter, 2013.83.48. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2013.83.48_PS11.jpg)
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