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Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Room 36 | Japan from 1850 gallery

Explore the major technical and creative developments in arts and crafts of Japan after 1850 and visit the Ashmolean's tea house.

Japan from 1850 gallery

Namikawa Sōsuke

Namikawa Sōsuke (who was unrelated to Namikawa Yasuyuki) was an entrepreneur who began working as a potter and later concentrated on cloisonné enamelling.

In traditional cloisonné, wires are attached to a metal body and coloured enamels are applied between the wires. Namikawa Sōsuke's workshop in Tokyo specialised in the ‘wireless' cloisonné technique, where the wires were hidden or removed completely, giving the effect of a painting.

Tray with two sparrows on a branch (EA2000.50) Tray with two sparrows on a branch (EA2000.50)   Baluster vase with stylized flowers (EA1997.209) Baluster vase with stylized flowers (EA1997.209)
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