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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1400-1450
  • Geography

    Tachikui, Hyogo prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with natural ash glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 38.7 x 31.6 cm (15 1/4 x 12 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Large jar with wide shoulder and flaring lip.
    Clay: Coarse, grey stoneware, fired glossy red on surface.
    Glaze: Glossy with crackle, dripping unevenly over surface.
    Mark: Two strokes incised on the shoulder in shape of an X.
  • Marks

    Two strokes incised on the shoulder in shape of an X
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Storage Jars of Asia (October 29, 2000 to March 10, 2002)
    Japanese Art (May 9, 1993 to June 27, 1994)
    Japanese Art (November 7, 1986 to July 19, 1988)
    Japanese Ceramics from Past to Present (February 18, 1983 to February 16, 1984)
    Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
    Japanese Art (July 1, 1974 to April 10, 1978)
  • Origin

    Tachikui, Hyogo prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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