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Shidoro ware sake bottle

<p>Large sake bottle (tokkuri ). 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.</p>

Incense burner

<p>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.</p>

Incense burner in the shape of Chinese lion-dog

<p>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)</p>

Incense burner

<p>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.</p>

Satsuma ware tea bowl

<p>Tea-bowl, ovoidal-cylindrical; four overlapping joints. Three rough bosses. Clay: hard, dense, grayish. Glaze: brilliant cream; light brown crackle; running splashes of brown.</p>

Asahi ware cylindrical tea bowl

<p>Cylindrical tea bowl (tsutsu chawan ) Low foot with four notches: spiral carved on base. Clay: hard, ringing, grayish. under glaze, dark brown where exposed, with spots of iron bleeding through glaze. Glaze: Clear glossy glaze. Opaque white around rim, dripping down one side. Footrim and base glazed. Mark: Inner edge of footrim: &#8220;Asahi.&#8221; Decoration: &#8230;</p>

Seto ware “white-necked” sake bottle with pouring spout

<p>Light gray clay. Incised vertical lines on neck. Iron glaze, shiny and black where thick, translucent brown where thin; opaque white rice-straw ash (unofu) glaze on neck, running down shoulder. Four spur marks (from clay wads) on glazed slightly concave base.</p>

Bowl with design of auspicious motifs

<p>Bowl, large, flaring, on heavy beveled foot. Cracked and repaired. Clay: Buff clay, hard, coarse. Glaze: grayish-brown, crackled. Decoration: white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze, enamels over glaze. Embossed and painted over glaze in green, white, black, red, and violet. Mark: Kenzan.</p>

Enthroned Buddhist divinity with halo

<p>Statuette: a Buddhist divinity, haloed and enthroned. Surface: dark brown patina, earthy incrustation. Decoration: in low relief.</p>

Satsuma ware vase

<p>Vase, elongated ovoid; flat recessed foot. Clay: white stoneware. Glaze: brilliant cream, speckled with light gray-brown; minute, composite crackle. Iridescent.</p>

Large bottle-shaped ornamental object, Raku type ware

<p>Clay: dense, buff. Raku type clay. Hand formed. Glaze: Cream, flushed with pinkish-yellow; crackled. Lead glaze. Decoration: in red, cream, brown, yellow, and green over-glazes. Lead-based enamel glazes. Design of &#8220;auspicious clouds.&#8221;</p>

Kenzan style Black Raku water jar

<p>Clay: dense, coarse, gray. Hand formed. Glaze: mirror-black; inside, thin, grayish. Decoration: in white glaze-relief; crackled. Signatures of Ogata Korin (1658-1716) and Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)</p>

Rectangular serving dish in Gray Shino style

<p>Plaque-shaped serving dish (gaku-zara ), quadrilateral with foliated corners; four low loop feet. Clay: hard, grayish. Glaze: brilliant clear glaze, translucent where thick, over dark, red-brown wash. Decoration: painted in reserve with thin iron wash.</p>

Tea bowl, unknown Raku ware workshop

<p>Tea bowl. Broken and repaired. Clay: soft, white. Raku type. Glaze: mingled salmon-red, white, yellow, and gray-green; crackled and deeply pitted. Three spur scars on footrim. Red slip under clear glaze. Mark: Cipher (kao) incised inside footrim.</p>

Kenzan style tea bowl with design of mountain retreat

<p>Shallow tea-bowl with landscape design. Clay: Stoneware. Hard, dense, grayish. Hand carved. Five spur marks in foot. Glaze: white over fawn, crackled. Thickly pitted. Decoration: in black, under glaze. Buildings in landscape.</p>

Vase in Oribe style, probably Seto ware

<p>Buff clay. Wheel-thrown form distorted by vertical slashes made with a blade and by pinching from two opposite sides; base finished by hand. Feldspathic glaze, cream colored where thin, white where thick; splashes of copper-green ash glaze partially reduced to lavender and yellow-green; areas of crawling. Inside glazed; base glazed in concave center, unglazed around &#8230;</p>

Kenzan style tea bowl with design of crane and flowing water

<p>Tea bowl with design of crane and flowing water. Clay: soft, Raku-like. Glaze: luminous yellow-pink; crackled. Lead glaze. Decoration: in cream and black overglazes, in relief. Crane and flowing water.</p>

Tea bowl with false Raku seal, unknown Raku ware workshop

<p>Tea-bowl, broad cylindrical; low foot. Raku, false seal of. Clay: dense, grayish-white. Raku type. Glaze: brilliant light green over white, crackled; splashes of brown and yellow. Mark: Circular impressed seal, Raku [Jpn].</p>