Classification: Vessel

65 objects

Ewer in the shape of a rooster

Light gray clay, dense and hard, with area of orange scorch near tail. Details carved or modeled by hand and applied. Glossy brown glaze; splashes of ash glaze over rooster-head spout and handle. Some kiln debris adhering to glaze. Base unglazed.


Tea caddy with two lugs, in Oribe style

Buff clay, darkened on surface by use. Concave base. Two lugs. White slip extending slightly below clear glaze. Under-glaze iron painted decoration over shoulder and much of body, showing brush strokes; on one side, flying geese and pattern resembling “tie-dyed” textile, painted in reserve; on opposite side, vertical faceting and incising. Potter’s mark incised on …


Kyoto ware jar with design of phoenixes and paulownia crests

Jar. Gold lacquer repairs. Black lacquer cover. Clay: hard, sonorous, beige. Stained where exposed at base. Glaze: translucent fish-roe crackle. Decoration: in green, blue and red enamels, and gold, over glaze. Gold lost in areas. Pair of phoenixes, five paulownia crests, kashiwa leaves and grasses, and vinescroll motif. Seal and inscription.


Tea bowl in Oribe style

Buff clay, stained beneath glaze. On outside, underglaze iron painted decoration (which appears gray) of plovers in a “fishnet” lattice. Clear glaze, slightly underfired, crackled, partially wiped off base; narrow panel of copper-green ash glaze on outside, overlapping rim.