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Title Sumida Vase
Catalog Number GWVS-44.1904.1
Description Hand carved porcelain vase. Design - Gohyaky-Rakan (meaning Five Hundred Buddha Disciples). The first prize awarded to the exhibitor, Mr. Kyozo Ishigura on Nov. 15, 1899 (the 32nd year of the Meiji era) in Tokyo. See additional info in file.
48" tall. Five Hundred Rakan. Potter's seal: Ishiguro Kyozo and the Seal of Kosuke Sone, the Japanese Minister of Commerce and Agriculture who commissioned the vase. The vase received first prize in an exhibition in Tokyo on Nov. 16, 1899 (Herbert Karp)
Seal near base (of artist?). Bears seal of Kosuka Sone, Japanese Minister of Commerce & Agriculture.
Gift of Susan E. P. Forbes to Mr. Smith in 1904. Bought as a gift to the Museum from the collection of a Japanese dealer in Atlantic City.
Exhibition: "1876: A Centennial Exhibition," October 1975 - August, 1978, extended to 1981; Museum of History & Technology, Smithsonian Institution; returned.
Literature: "Sumida...according to us" by Herbert Karp, Gardner Pond, PO Box 25709 Atlanta, GA, opening picture to book.
Artist KYOZO, Ishiguro
Object Name Ceramic
Date circa 1899
Medium Porcelain
Dimensions H-48 inches
Credit line Gift of Susan E. P. Forbes
Museum George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
On Exhibit Yes, G. W. V. Smith Art Museum, Japanese Decorative Arts Gallery