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Jar with four lugs

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1625-1650
  • Geography

    Tachikui, Hyogo prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with black iron glaze over red slip-glaze (akadobe) with patch of naturally-occurring ash glaze from firing
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 40 x 33 x 33 cm (15 3/4 x 13 x 13 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Stoneware, formed by coiling and smoothing on slow-turning potter's wheel; formed in two sections, with seam visible on mid-body. The jar is fairly heavy for its size.
    Covered all over with red slip glaze; black glaze applied to shoulder, runs in rivulets down body.
  • Inscriptions

    1. (Louise A. Cort, 6 December 1993) Paper label attached to base of jar bears printed name of Tamba Kotokan in Sasayama and inscription in ink: 65, jar with four lugs and variegated (yohen) glaze. Presumably this jar appeared in an exhibition at the Tamba Kotokan in Sasayama sometime before 1971, when the Hauges acquired it.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Storage Jars of Asia (October 29, 2000 to March 10, 2002)
  • Origin

    Tachikui, Hyogo prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
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