Water-jar (mizusashi) in form of a well-head, quadrilateral, cypress (sugi) wood cover with nashiji lacquer lining and metal ornaments of crab and bird. Clay: hard, dense, cream-colored stoneware Glaze: transparent, finely crackled Decoration: in pink, light green and pale lavender enamels and gold, over glaze. Chrysanthemums, grasses and vines outside. Peony scroll band at top …
Keywords: Meiji era (1868 - 1912)
Tea bowl with design of crane and flowing water. Clay: soft, Raku-like. Glaze: luminous yellow-pink; crackled. Lead glaze. Decoration: in cream and black overglazes, in relief. Crane and flowing water.
Buff clay. Wheel-thrown form distorted by vertical slashes made with a blade and by pinching from two opposite sides; base finished by hand. Feldspathic glaze, cream colored where thin, white where thick; splashes of copper-green ash glaze partially reduced to lavender and yellow-green; areas of crawling. Inside glazed; base glazed in concave center, unglazed around …
Shallow tea-bowl with landscape design. Clay: Stoneware. Hard, dense, grayish. Hand carved. Five spur marks in foot. Glaze: white over fawn, crackled. Thickly pitted. Decoration: in black, under glaze. Buildings in landscape.
Tea bowl. Broken and repaired. Clay: soft, white. Raku type. Glaze: mingled salmon-red, white, yellow, and gray-green; crackled and deeply pitted. Three spur scars on footrim. Red slip under clear glaze. Mark: Cipher (kao) incised inside footrim.
Plaque-shaped serving dish (gaku-zara 額皿), quadrilateral with foliated corners; four low loop feet. Clay: hard, grayish. Glaze: brilliant clear glaze, translucent where thick, over dark, red-brown wash. Decoration: painted in reserve with thin iron wash.
Clay: dense, coarse, gray. Hand formed. Glaze: mirror-black; inside, thin, grayish. Decoration: in white glaze-relief; crackled. Signatures of Ogata Korin (1658-1716) and Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)
Clay: dense, buff. Raku type clay. Hand formed. Glaze: Cream, flushed with pinkish-yellow; crackled. Lead glaze. Decoration: in red, cream, brown, yellow, and green over-glazes. Lead-based enamel glazes. Design of “auspicious clouds.”