Keywords: Meiji era (1868 - 1912)

2,721 objects
F1894.33

Enthroned Buddhist divinity with halo

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Statuette: a Buddhist divinity, haloed and enthroned. Surface: dark brown patina, earthy incrustation. Decoration: in low relief.

F1894.5

Bowl with design of auspicious motifs

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Bowl, large, flaring, on heavy beveled foot. Cracked and repaired. Clay: Buff clay, hard, coarse. Glaze: grayish-brown, crackled. Decoration: white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze, enamels over glaze. Embossed and painted over glaze in green, white, black, red, and violet. Mark: Kenzan.

F1894.4

Seto ware “white-necked” sake bottle with pouring spout

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Light gray clay. Incised vertical lines on neck. Iron glaze, shiny and black where thick, translucent brown where thin; opaque white rice-straw ash (unofu) glaze on neck, running down shoulder. Four spur marks (from clay wads) on glazed slightly concave base.

F1893.13

Asahi ware cylindrical tea bowl

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Cylindrical tea bowl (tsutsu chawan 筒茶碗) Low foot with four notches: spiral carved on base. Clay: hard, ringing, grayish. under glaze, dark brown where exposed, with spots of iron bleeding through glaze. Glaze: Clear glossy glaze. Opaque white around rim, dripping down one side. Footrim and base glazed. Mark: Inner edge of footrim: “Asahi.” Decoration: …

F1893.10

Satsuma ware tea bowl

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Tea-bowl, ovoidal-cylindrical; four overlapping joints. Three rough bosses. Clay: hard, dense, grayish. Glaze: brilliant cream; light brown crackle; running splashes of brown.

F1893.7

Incense burner

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Incense-burner, low, ovoidal; three feet; two loop handles. Pierced bronze cover. Clay: dense, grayish-white. Glaze: brilliant dark seal-brown. Decoration: modeled in relief.

F1893.6a-b

Incense burner in the shape of Chinese lion-dog

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Incense burner, with perforated oval cover. Chinese lion-dog (shishi). Clay: heavy-weight, dense. Glaze: brilliant black lacquer, powdered and overlaid with gold. Seal: Raku (false seal of Raku Sonyu, 1664-1716)

F1893.5a-b

Incense burner

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Incense burner, octagonal; low basal ring. Pierced silver cover, chrysanthemum vine-scroll motif. Clay: hard, grayish. Glaze: thick leaf-green. Irregular scar in center of base. Glazed overall except for footrim. Dark brown where exposed on footrim.

F1893.2

Shidoro ware sake bottle

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Large sake bottle (tokkuri 徳利). Bottle, ovoidal, with short, tubular neck. Clay: sandy, dark gray-brown. Glaze: thin, metallic dark-brown wash, splashed eccentrically; dappled ash glaze appearing green over body, amber over wash. Heavy overflow of rich, brilliant seal-brown and black, crackled, on neck and shoulder.