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Tea ceremony water jar

Light gray clay, brown on surface, stained under glaze. Two sculpted handles. Large swags of thick iron slip, poured onto inverted vessel, producing green tint where iron has dissolved into ash glaze; ash glaze, taking on yellowish tonality from stained body, is greenish where thick, crackled. Base glazed inside foot; Shino-type feldspathic glaze. Gold lacquer …



Buff clay. Glaze: Translucent semimatte ash glaze with brown crackle. Foot rim and base unglazed; three spur marks in bottom. Stained around rim inside and out; glaze abraded on rim. Decoration: Faint gray-blue underglaze cobalt painted decoration of four “Chinese characters” evenly spaced around outside, one in bottom inside double ring.