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270 objects

Mino or Seto ware ewer, used as tea caddy

<p>Light gray clay. String-cut base. Two lugs on shoulder. Iron glaze covering the body nearly to the foot, splashed over shoulder with ash glaze that has matured on one side as translucent amber, streaked with opaque creamy yellow edged with blue. Base coated with iron wash. Inside glazed.</p>

Mino ware tea bowl

<p>Buff clay, reddish brown on part of surface on one side. String-cutting mark visible on trimmed foot rim. Yellow ash glaze, appearing olive-green where thick, stained brown in crackles, ending in beads. Inside of foot rim unglazed. On inside wall, single brown streak of iron; in bottom, pool of dark green glaze with opaque bluish &#8230;</p>

Mino ware tea bowl

<p>Buff clay. Foot trimmed in Jian-ware style. Ash glaze applied over iron slip, appearing golden brown edged with blackish brown; both glaze and slip ending evenly, well above foot; pool of blackish brown in bottom.</p>

Seto or Mino ware tea bowl

<p>Buff clay concealed by iron wash. Foot trimmed in squared Jian-ware style. Dark brown iron glaze splashed with ash glaze, producing medium and golden brown spots; glaze ends evenly, well above foot. Foot unglazed. Gold lacquer and relief-sprinkled design (takamakie) lacquer repairs.</p>

Seto ware bottle

<p>Light gray clay, stained under glaze in some areas. Single line incised at base of neck; two double lines incised with comb below neck and around shoulder; triple lines incised around body below shoulder. Yellowish brown ash glaze of irregular thickness, accumulating in beads at edge of base, running off evenly and built up with &#8230;</p>

Tea bowl

<p>Fine-grained, buff clay. Ash glaze with large irregular crackle, appearing pale yellow-green where thin, olive-green where thicker or pooled in bottom. Foot completely glazed, with circular scar from clay firing ring.</p>

Small jar used as tea caddy

<p>Buff clay. Concentrically trimmed base, scarred by clay loss when excess glaze was chipped away. Ash glaze, stopping above edge of base but running irregularly to and onto base, appearing translucent amber with large patches of opaque light brown streaked with blue. Glaze applied over overall coating of iron slip; iron from slip is pooled &#8230;</p>

Individual serving bowl in style of Yellow Seto ware

<p>Individual serving bowl. Clay: hard, ringing, grayish. Glaze: yellow over cream; thin overflows of brownish-olive. Underfired iron-ash glaze. On base, scar of clay ring used for stacking.</p>

Tea caddy

<p>Buff clay, darkened on surface by use. Diagonal indentation on shoulder, probably accidental. String-cut base, worn smooth. Mottled iron glaze nearly black where thick, rust brown where thin. Inside unglazed except for accidental spills of glaze inside mouth.</p>

Bottle with two lugs

<p>Light gray clay. Concentrically trimmed base. Two lugs on shoulder. Iron glaze, appearing blackish brown where thick, rust brown where thin, splashed with amber-colored ash glaze on neck and handles. Inside unglazed.</p>