Candy pellet bottle in shape of eggplant

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with gold leaf under enamel glazes; paper-covered stopper
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 7.7 x 6.8 x 6.8 cm (3 1/16 x 2 11/16 x 2 11/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

    Eiraku Hozen 永楽保全 (1795-1854)
  • Description

    Candy pellet container (furidashi) in shape of eggplant, with mantle of leaves in low relief. Paper-covered stopper.
    Clay: hard, dense, buff Kyoto-type pottery.
    Glaze: outside - lower body in brilliant enamel glaze, dark purple; upper body in brilliant autumn-red lacquer and gold leaf. Inside - clear, crackled.
    Seal: Eiraku.
  • Origin

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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