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Acquired in 1910 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Miyagawa Kozan
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
Gift of Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Dingwall DSO through The Art Fund
date_end
1910-12-31
date_start
1895-01-01
date_text
ca. 1900-1910 (made)
descriptive_line
Vase in the form of two polar bears inside an icy cave; porcelain with decoration in underglaze turquoise and brown; 'Makuzu' ware, Miyagawa Kozan, Japan, ca. 1900-1910.
dimensions
Height: 22.2 cm, Diameter: 15.9 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
383
label
Vase In The Form Of Two Polar Bears Inside An Icy Cave Porcelain with decoration in underglaze turquoise and brown Mark Makuzu impressed on base Yokohama, by Miyagawa Kozan (1842-1916) About 1900-1910 C.244-1910 Dingwall Gift [1986]
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:20:00.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:20:00.000Z
latitude
35.452702
location
Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case 22, shelf 7
longitude
139.595123
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Porcelain, with decoration in underglaze blue and brown
museum_number
C.244-1910
museum_number_token
c2441910
object_number
O39341
object_type
Vase
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true
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physical_description
Porcelain vase in the form of two polar bears inside an icy cave. Layers of ice and snow are suspended from the top of the vase, melting over the cave and causing small turquoise streams to flow over the brown rocks. The heads and front legs of the polar bears are visible inside the opening of the cave.
place
Yokohama
primary_image_id
2006AL3860
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This vase was bought by its donor at the Japan-British exhibition held in London's White City in 1910. It is one of a substantial group of Japanese ceramics from this exhibition reticently accepted as a gift from Kenneth Dingwall at a time when the V&A had made a conscious decision to no longer collect modern Japanese artefacts. The Makuzu workshop was established in Yokohama, one of the main portals of trade with the West, in 1871. It initially produced Satsuma-style pottery painted in polychrome enamels and gold, but during the 1880s it focused increasingly on the making of porcelain, often in Chinese styles. In the case of this particular vase, however, and its masterful demonstration of crystalline glaze technology, it is more likely that the source of inspiration was contemporaneous works sold, at very high prices, by the Royal Copenhagen Manufactory.
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3
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VA
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vase-miyagawa-kozan
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1910
year_start
1895