Collection Area: Japanese Art
Tea bowl. Gold lacquer repairs. Clay: hard, grayish. Glaze: lustrous cream, with greenish, pinkish-brown, darker brown areas and stainings, brown crackle.
Buff clay, stained brown by use on surface and in large areas under glaze. Thrown ridge beneath neck; decorative motifs stamped in two tiers around shoulder, separated by incised double horizontal lines. Translucent glaze ranging from olive to apple green (rusu type) on outside, with dark crackle; clear glaze on inside; glaze wiped off rim …
Clay: hard, grayish. Glaze: luminous cream-white, crackled. Pink flush in interior. Decoration: in purplish-brown and green enamels, and gold, over glaze. Textile design.
Bowl of deep shape, plain rim. Clay: gray porcellanous stoneware. Glaze: thick, glossy celadon, transparent, crackled over foot, on trim but none on base. Decoration: outside incised floral pattern, thunder pattern at rim; inside six human figures and five inscriptions, impressed.
Water-jar (mizusashi) in form of a well-head, quadrilateral, cypress (sugi) wood cover with nashiji lacquer lining and metal ornaments of crab and bird. Clay: hard, dense, cream-colored stoneware Glaze: transparent, finely crackled Decoration: in pink, light green and pale lavender enamels and gold, over glaze. Chrysanthemums, grasses and vines outside. Peony scroll band at top …
Tea-bowl, deep; low, spreading foot. Gold lacquer repair. Clay: soft, dense, white. Glaze: greenish-gray with faint pinkish area. Decoration: in dark greenish-brown glaze, including inscription.
Tea bowl with design of crane and flowing water. Clay: soft, Raku-like. Glaze: luminous yellow-pink; crackled. Lead glaze. Decoration: in cream and black overglazes, in relief. Crane and flowing water.
Gold lacquer repair. Clay: hard, fine. Stoneware. Glaze: cream, finely crackled. Decoration: white slip with iron and impure cobalt under glaze. Pavilion and landscape.
Buff clay. Wheel-thrown form distorted by vertical slashes made with a blade and by pinching from two opposite sides; base finished by hand. Feldspathic glaze, cream colored where thin, white where thick; splashes of copper-green ash glaze partially reduced to lavender and yellow-green; areas of crawling. Inside glazed; base glazed in concave center, unglazed around …