Collection Area: Japanese Art

863 objects

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 …


Incense box in the shape of a rooster, in Oribe style

Buff clay. Stippling around comb and wattles; carved details on wings and tail. Clear glaze, coarsely crackled; splash of copper-green on comb; details of eyes, beak, and wings painted in underglaze iron.