Keywords: Kyushu-related ware

9 objects

Tea caddy in the shape of a rice bale

Tea caddy in the shape of a rice bail (tawara). Mishima technique. Clay: soft, grayish. Glaze: bright, thin, bluish-gray. Decoration: inlaid with white, under glaze.


Tea caddy

Square ember pot in Oribe style

Sandy, medium brown clay. Underglaze painted decoration in iron pigment and white slip, of primulas and birds. Translucent glaze, bluish where thick, with irregular coarse crackle; triangle of copper-tinted ash glaze, reduced to red, on one corner, volatilizing to adjacent side. Base unglazed.


Tea bowl with brushed-slip decoration

Dense, dark brown clay. White slip brushed thinly in narrow band on outside, broadly and generously on inside, under glaze. Clear glaze with soft sheen, appearing gray over dark clay body, and milky opaque where thick; some pinholes surrounded by pinkish blush. Five irregularly shaped spur marks in bottom; five scars on glazed foot ring.


Serving bowl

Cake-dish, flaring, deep. Gold lacquer repairs. Foot ring ground down. Clay: hard, white, resonant. Buff on exposed surface. Glaze: deep cream, crackled, scar on outside. Decoration: birds in branches in dark blue, under glaze.