Keywords: Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)

1,487 objects

Karamono tea caddy, bunrin type

Tea caddy, taikai shape (taikai chaire [Jpn]). Small chip in rim. Ivory lid Clay: fine, light-weight, grayish. Glossy reddish-brown on surface. Glaze: rich reddish-brown, splashed with gray-green and dull yellow. Two thin layers of glaze. Interior partially glazed, probably by accident.



Jar, tall, expanding cylindrical, sloping shoulder, and elongated conical neck. Clay: hard, gray. Glaze: brilliant bluish-black, with areas of lighter tone; iridescent. Brown wash over lower edge and base.


Cizhou ware jar

Vase: large, baluster. Clay: buff stoneware. Glaze: overall coating of white slip beneath colorless transparent glaze; scratched, pitted and chipped. Inside glazed.



Vase: baluster form; depressed base. Wood stand – discarded. Clay: dense, white. Glaze: lustrous cream-white; closely crackled; finely pitted.


Vase with relief design of peony scroll

Jar: tall baluster, with small mouth; recessed foot. Wood stand. Clay: hard, buff, stoneware. Glaze: grayish-cream; compound crackle. Decoration: peony design in relief, under glaze.