Fragment of vessel wall (sherd)

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Uchigaso kiln, Nogata, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Glazed stoneware clay
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 5.3 x 2.5 cm (2 1/16 x 1 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Stoneware, sandy, medium brown; convex surface unglazed except for lower edge of colorless ash glaze; concave surface glazed with black iron and opaque white rice-straw-ash glazes, mixing unevenly as milky blue.
  • Provenance

    From 1992 to 1993
    Andrew Maske, Oxford, England, collected from the field adjacent to the Uchigaso kiln site, Nogata, Japan. [1]
    From 1993
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Andrew Maske, Oxford, England. [2]
    [1] See Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.
    [2] See object record.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Andrew Maske
  • Origin

    Uchigaso kiln, Nogata, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. Andrew Maske
  • Type

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