Container for Flowers

Container for Flowers


Kohyama Yasuhisa 神山易久

(Japanese, 1936-)


Overall: 21.7 x 20 cm (8 9/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Louis D. Kacalieff, M.D. Fund 1984.9



This flattened hexagonal flower vase showcases the brilliant coloration that can be achieved through wood firing: scorching produced the flash of orange on the surface. Although this piece is a traditional form for holding flowers, Kohyama has also produced more sculptural works that are intended for the same purpose.

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Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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