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© Alistair McCallum

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1986M155
Collection:Applied Art - Metalwork
Date:1982 - 1982

Maker Information

Artist:Alistair McCallum - View biography for Alistair McCallum


This bowl was made using the traditional Japanese metalworking technique of 'mokumé gane'. Practiced for over 300 years, its meaning in English is 'metal woodgrain', which refers to the patterns normally produced in Japan. The process involves the sandwiching of different metals together by diffusion, or silver soldering, and then the removal of one or more layers to produce the grained effect.

Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1986.

Further Information

Production Period:20th Century
Medium:Mokumé gane, using a mixture of metal alloys.
Material(s):Non ferrous metal alloy
Place of Origin:Edinburgh, England


Height:4.2 cm
Diameter:17.5 cm