On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
Fujioka Shūhei is a master of Iga ware, a historical ceramic type that bears a close resemblance to Shigaraki ware, with orange clay, stony inclusions, and ash glaze. Here, he took care to form the asymmetrical rim and jagged incisions across both sides of this boat-shaped vessel, but he had minimal control over the surface ornamentation of ash glaze and scorch marks, which occur during firing. Ceramicists who work in this mode often discard large numbers of works because they are unsatisfied with the effects created in the kiln.
Iga ware: stoneware with ash glaze
6 11/16 x 15 15/16 x 10 1/4 in. (17 x 40.5 x 26 cm) (show scale)
On box lid, in Japanese:
Iga kaki (Iga Flower Vessel)
Gift of Steven Korff and Marcia Van Wagner
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fujioka Shuhei (Japanese, born 1947). Vessel, 2013. Iga ware: stoneware with ash glaze, 6 11/16 x 15 15/16 x 10 1/4 in. (17 x 40.5 x 26 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Steven Korff and Marcia Van Wagner, 2014.60.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 2014.60.4_view01_PS9.jpg)
overall, 2014.60.4_view01_PS9.jpg., 2019
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.