Paddle-and-anvil-formed jar with kiln-change glaze

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Kagoshima, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron-based glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 28.4 x 32.2 x 32.2 cm (11 3/16 x 12 11/16 x 12 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Ariyama Choyu 有山長佑 (四代長太郎) (Japan, born 1935)
  • Description

    Jar made of light brown, hard-fired pottery; nearly-spherical body shaped by paddle-and-anvil expansion of a wheel-thrown form; flat, string-cut base; short neck ending in wide, everted, nearly-horizontal rim.
    Iron-based glaze is chocolate-colored, suffused with irregular yellowish coloration ("kiln transmutation") on shoulder at "front" of jar.
  • Inscriptions

    Mark: on base, incised mark of maker, four dots and Chinese character cho
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Origin

    Kagoshima, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Masaji Yasunaga, Chairman, MYC Cultural Exchange Institute
  • Type

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