Classification: Vessel

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Small shallow dish with plain rim on everted foot. Clay: light gray, medium texture. Glaze: translucent grayish-green glaze, coarsely crackled, covering inside and outside of dish and outside of foot; inside of foot unglazed. Surface of glaze abraded and worn on inside, especially near center. Decoration: none. Mark: single line incised across diameter of foot.


Lobed bottle in the form of a pear

Small pear-shaped eight-lobed bottle with flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: thin translucent glaze with blue-gray tinge, surface densely covered by fine abrasions; base unglazed. Decoration: in bright to dark blue underglaze cobalt. Below present rim, two sets of double lines framing band of geometrical patterns. Vertical lines drawn approximately over eight gentle indentations …


Bowl, Takeo Karatsu ware

Large deep bowl. Clay: stoneware, brown to brick red on exposed surfaces, with some small white stones; appearing gray brown under clear glaze. Glaze: on front, white slip, combed into undulating patterns, under clear glaze. glaze covers front of dish incompletely and covers only edge of back, with irregular runs. Decoration: on front, over combed …



Large dish, thickly potted, with narrow everted rim, deep cavetto, flat center over flat base, and low rounded foot. Clay: stoneware; dense, smooth, light grayish-buff. Glaze: thin, high-fired, transparent, low luster, over white slip. Thin light-brown translucent glaze brushed unevenly onto foot. Foot rim unglazed. Base wiped counter-clockwise with thin glaze wash marked with striations. …



Small jar with tapering neck and rounded rim, flattened shoulder and globular body. Clay: fine gray stoneware. Glaze: clear, large irregular crackle; slightly bluish where thicker. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt; lotus-petal collar around shoulder, above faint double line; on body, three large four-petal flowers interspersed with sprays of foliage, bounded below by two faint double …



Bowl, heavily potted, everted foliate rim, foot beveled inward; slightly recessed unglazed base with ring of black residue from tubular firing support. Defects; two lenticular shaped raised areas in paste, perhaps bubbles; one small gritty inclusion in glaze. Clay: grey porcelanous stoneware with brown speckles (impurities). Glaze: celadon, pale watery transparent pale blue-green, low gloss, …



Bowl with compressed thin slightly flaring rim; flat, slightly concave base, 5 spur marks inside center. Clay: fine grain, buff stoneware. Glaze: thin, yellowish green celadon with crackle. Decoration: none.


Bowl with molded decoration

Bowl: spreading ovoidal; thin basal ring; copper rim. Clay: very thin, with translucent areas; grayish-white; sonant. Translucent white porcelain. Glaze: transparent, colorless. Decoration: molded in paste, under glaze. On interior: band of four phoenixes in clouds, six-petalled flowerhead in center bottom.


Bowl (kiln waster)

Bowl: kiln waster, small ovoidal, flattened in the firing; attachments of kiln slag. Clay: dense, gray. Glaze: brilliant, transparent celadon, crackled; a pool of deep green inside. Decoration: channeled and incised in the paste.


Tea bowl

Tea bowl, on high foot. Repaired with gold lacquer. Clay: cream-white, porcelanous, buff gray surface where exposed apparently is dirt and stain. Glaze: transparent, fine crackle, stained; edge of foot, base and ring inside unglazed; brown wash inside foot and on base is typical “chocolate base” of Annamese ware. It is probable that a white …