Dish in the Shape of a Leaf, Part of a Set of 6
1 3/4 × 5 1/2 × 7 3/16 in. (4.5 × 14 × 18.3 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Dr. Susan L. Beningson in memory of Leslie Beller
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Hamanaka Gesson (Japanese, born 1943). Dish in the Shape of a Leaf, Part of a Set of 6. Glazed stoneware, 1 3/4 × 5 1/2 × 7 3/16 in. (4.5 × 14 × 18.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Susan L. Beningson in memory of Leslie Beller, 2017.28.2 (Photo: , 2017.28.2_PS9.jpg)
overall, 2017.28.2_PS9.jpg., 2019
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From a set of six dishes, each hand-formed and hand-glazed for different shapes and surface effects. Each dish is oblong, formed from a flat slab of clay, curved and cut on a bias to create serrated edges, mimicking a leaf. Hagi-style glaze, with a blush of pink and slight bluish undertones, is applied to most of the surface. A small area of unglazed buff-colored clay is left exposed on one of the long sides, with iron brown glaze loosely brushed or dabbed onto that surface. The group arrived in a signed and sealed wood storage box.
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