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)
Keywords: Meiji era (1868 - 1912)
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.
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.