Keywords: cobalt pigment

263 objects


Storage jar

Dish, from a set of ten with original box

The dish was thrown on a potter’s kickwheel and then shaped over a bisque-fired clay mold. The footrim was then trimmed. The molded ten-lobed rim is edged with iron brown and coated with green (celadon) glaze, while the interior is painted in cobalt pigment with a design of iris blooming by a stream, under a …


Dish with design of the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido

Dish of extraordinarily large size and weight with sides flaring in curve from low foot; five glaze scars from “spur” supports. Lip rim is thickened slightly with a flattened edge. Foot-rim is slanted in and slightly undercut inside and is unglazed on rounded bearing edge. Excellent condition, no apparent damage or repair. Mark in underglaze …



Beaker with straight sides, slightly flared rim and rounded base. Clay: light grey stoneware. Glaze: clear with greenish tinge, transparent, glossy; rim base unglazed. Decoration: painted in underglaze blue with a band of classic scroll below rim, a wide band of floral scroll on body, overlapping lotus petals above foot.



Small jar with flattened sides. Clay: light brown stoneware. Glaze: translucent, matt surface, large irregular crackle stained red; glaze worn off rim; foot unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, with some black spotting: single line around base of neck, with lotus-petal collar; body flattened into four wide and four narrow panels, the wide panels with frames …