Buff clay. Iron-bearing slip coating upper surface of rim and used to paint three sprays of bamboo on body under glaze. Cream-colored feldspathic glaze, coarsely crackled, finger wiped and brushed decoratively. Foot rim and base unglazed. Seven spur marks (from clay wads) in bottom; six spur marks on base inside foot rim. Inscription, “uebito” (courtier) …
Figurine: Front half, hollow; a perforated pin at the back for attachment. Surface: much worn; black patina.
Statuette: a Buddhist divinity, haloed and enthroned. Surface: dark brown patina, earthy incrustation. Decoration: in low relief.