Keywords: Meiji era (1868 - 1912)
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.”
Vase, elongated ovoid; flat recessed foot. Clay: white stoneware. Glaze: brilliant cream, speckled with light gray-brown; minute, composite crackle. Iridescent.
Statuette: a Buddhist divinity, haloed and enthroned. Surface: dark brown patina, earthy incrustation. Decoration: in low relief.
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.
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.
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: …
Tea-bowl, ovoidal-cylindrical; four overlapping joints. Three rough bosses. Clay: hard, dense, grayish. Glaze: brilliant cream; light brown crackle; running splashes of brown.