Collection Area: Japanese Art

863 objects
F1899.61a-b

Kyoto ware jar with design of phoenixes and paulownia crests

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1899.61a-b

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.

F1899.15

Tea bowl in Oribe style

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1899.15

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.