Tea-bowl, ovoidal; deep flaring foot, notched. Clay: hard, dense, whitish. Glaze: lustrous warm cream, finely crackled. Decorations: floral, enameled in colors and gold, over glaze. Seal: Mimpei.
Collection Area: Japanese Art
Wine-pot, ovoidal; bell-shaped upper portion. Silver cap on spout. Silver cover. Clay: hard, grayish. Glaze: brilliant cream, crackled.
Incense-burner, low, ovoidal; three feet; two loop handles. Pierced bronze cover. Clay: dense, grayish-white. Glaze: brilliant dark seal-brown. Decoration: modeled in relief.
Incense burner, with perforated oval cover. Chinese lion-dog (shishi). Clay: heavy-weight, dense. Glaze: brilliant black lacquer, powdered and overlaid with gold. Seal: Raku (false seal of Raku Sonyu, 1664-1716)
Incense burner, octagonal; low basal ring. Pierced silver cover, chrysanthemum vine-scroll motif. Clay: hard, grayish. Glaze: thick leaf-green. Irregular scar in center of base. Glazed overall except for footrim. Dark brown where exposed on footrim.
Buff clay; some bloating in bottom. Two strap handles with incised vertical lines and appliqued studs. Three stump feet. Designs of cloud collars on neck, chevrons on body, incised with broad-edged blade. Ash glaze, crackled, greenish where thick; applied in two coats on outside, one coat on inside, wiped off flange and base; irregular trickles …
Large sake bottle (tokkuri 徳利). Bottle, ovoidal, with short, tubular neck. Clay: sandy, dark gray-brown. Glaze: thin, metallic dark-brown wash, splashed eccentrically; dappled ash glaze appearing green over body, amber over wash. Heavy overflow of rich, brilliant seal-brown and black, crackled, on neck and shoulder.
Originally this item was a long-necked bottle. The neck was broken off and repaired to serve as an incense burner. Globular shape with silver rim and pierced copper cover. Clay: hard, ringing Glaze: gray-white, closely crackled. Decoration: in gray-blue, under glaze.
Jar, ovoidal; flat recessed base; flat unglazed lip; neck broken and repaired. Clay: coarse, fired reddish-brown. Glaze: mottled gray, crackled, milky purplish overflow. Decoration: none.
Water-jar, ovoid. Black lacquer cover. Clay: dense, gray-white. Glaze: brilliant cream, finely crackled in dark brown. Decoration: in black, under glaze.
Bottle (tokkuri 徳利), octagonal, ovoidal. Clay: hard, white. Glaze: luminous cream-white; variable brown crackle. Decoration: in grayish tones, under glaze.