photographed 9/7/2021
photographed 9/7/2021

Dish with Mountain Landscape Design


Artist
Kondo Yuzo (Japanese, 1902 – 1985)
Date
1970s
Medium
Glazed porcelain, cobalt
Dimensions
Work : 1 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (3.81 x 22.23 x 22.23 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Maurice Kawashima
Object Number
1990.3.28

Label
Fearing that many traditional Japanese arts were in danger of being lost during the years after World War II, the Japanese government created the designation of “Living National Treasure” to honor selected artists who preserve and advance Japan’s cultural heritage at the highest levels. Kondo Yuzo was awarded that status in 1977 for his skills in underglaze blue porcelain decoration. As this dish illustrates, Kondo excelled at painting landscape scenes that recalled the earliest styles of Japanese porcelain yet also had a distinctively modern, almost impressionistic quality.

Object Type
Ceramic