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Windy Seascape, Heisei period, 2008
Heisei period, 1989-present
Creation Place: Kyôto, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Japan
Molded porcelain with pale, sky-blue glaze (Chinese qingbai-type glaze); with signature reading "S. Fukami"; numbered 2/5
H. 32.0 cm x W. 165.5 cm x D. 27.0 cm (12 5/8 x 65 3/16 x 10 5/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Asian Art and through the generosity of William B. Goldstein, M.D.
Department of Asian Art,
Entitled Windy Seascape (Kaze no kaikei), this breathtakingly beautiful porcelain sculpture suggests the windswept play of waves atop a choppy sea. Its silhouette is exquisite, with an elegant arc dipping down between razor-thin points at each end, all surfaces glazed a subtle, luminous pale blue. The sculpture is accompanied by a walnut-faced, weighted display stand that was designed and fabricated by the artist.
signed: impressed in back of sculpture: "S. Fukami 2/5"
Purchased from Erik Thomsen LLC-Asian Art, New York (Fukami Sueharu's dealer in the U.S.)
Re-View: S228-230 (Asian rotation: 3), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/04/2009 - 05/02/2010