London, South Kensington
20 July 2000
A Kutani koro and cover
with moulded monkey head handles, painted and gilt with roundels of pine, bamboo, flowers and foliage, the reticulated cover with crane amonst lotus -- 7in. (17.8cms) diam, 19th century; and a verte Imari bowl painted and gilt with phoenis, lotus and scrolling foliage, the exterior with fish amongst aquatic weeds -- 8½in. (21.5cms) diam, Wanli six character mark, 19th century.
See Colour Plate 5 for One. (2)
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
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