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By the time this eighteenth-century bowl was created, Chinese artisans at the imperial kilns in Jingdezhen had long ago perfected the production of porcelain. This refined example highlights the material’s translucency with incised anhua (hidden decoration), revealed only through transmitted light. Conversely, Mineo Mizuno’s recent work captures the exuberant energy of working clay, retaining the rough edges and striations of its formation. Yet its unglazed surface and lacy edges still showcase the brilliant whiteness and remarkable translucency for which the prized material has been traditionally admired.