Diameter: 11. inches, 28.5 cm
Height: 3 inches, 7.6 cm

Diameter: 9 1/2 inches, 24.2 cm
Height: 3 inches, 7.6 cm

Two porcelain bowls

Top: Kawase Takeshi (1953 – 2007)
Bottom: Fukami Sueharu (b. 1947)

A three-lobed porcelain bowl, supported on a low base.  The sides flare out extravagantly and terminate in an almost vertical rim.  The whole is covered in a fine celadon glaze.  The bowl retains its original wooden tomobako, which is inscribed inside the lid.

This beautiful bowl is made by the renowned potter Fukami Sueharu, born in Kyoto in 1947.  It is covered in his signature pale celadon glaze known as seihakuji.  In recognition of his great talent and his many achievements he has been awarded numerous prizes in Japan and in 2008 was awarded the important distinction of ‘Kyoto City Person of Cultural Merit’.  He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan, Europe and the USA, and his works can be found in numerous public collections, including the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the British Museum in London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.