Tea bowl, ovoidal; low retired foot. Clay: fine, hard, gray. Glaze: mirror-black, iridescent; brown rim
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.
Dish, flaring, shallow, circular; heavily notched foot. Clay: dense, gray. Glaze: rich, greenish-gray over red-brown wash. Decoration: in brown, green, and thick white glaze, under glaze. Pine boughs in brown with spattered-slip “snow” (copies Kenzan idea).
Bowl, small, shallow. Clay: medium stoneware, purplish brown. Glaze: clear. Decoration: in slip under glaze; cranes and small scroll in underglaze blue. Mishima & hakeme techniques.
Jar: four sided with bulging outlines; square mouth and base. Pottery cover. Clay: hard, light-gray. Glaze: deep cream-color; crackled and stained. Decoration: butterflies in brown, one under and one, over glaze. Head and ring handles in relief.
Vase: baluster form; depressed base. Wood stand – discarded. Clay: dense, white. Glaze: lustrous cream-white; closely crackled; finely pitted.
Tall, inverted pear-shape; flaring at foot. Cf. F1902.272 Clay: hard, light gray. Glaze: luminous aubergine, mottled with copper-brown; overflow of light yellow-green, splashed with brilliant black.
Light gray clay. Underglaze cobalt painted decoration of scholar in bamboo grove gazing over water toward Mount Fuji as attendant prepares tea. Signature, “Ryokichi” [followed by illegible character], on back. Glassy white feldspathic glaze, coarsely crackled and flecked with brown iron spots, oxidizing orange where glaze is thin on base. Thirteen round spur marks on …
Vase, elongated ovoid; flat recessed foot. Clay: white stoneware. Glaze: brilliant cream, speckled with light gray-brown; minute, composite crackle. Iridescent.
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.