Tea bowl, ovoidal; low retired foot. Clay: fine, hard, gray. Glaze: mirror-black, iridescent; brown rim
Clay: dense, coarse, gray. Hand formed. Glaze: mirror-black; inside, thin, grayish. Decoration: in white glaze-relief; crackled. Signatures of Ogata Korin (1658-1716) and Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)
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 …
Tea-bowl, low foot. Gold lacquer repair. Clay: soft buff-gray, Raku type. Glaze: brilliant sealing-wax red, with semi-transparent crackled overflow of yellowish gray-white, shot with greenish gray.
Raku type ware, unknown kiln. Tea-bowl, very deep cylindrical; low foot. Gold lacquer repairs. Clay: soft, dense, grayish. Glaze: brilliant thick black, revealing yellow under. Inscription incised in paste.
Unknown workshop; false seal of Ninsei Tea Ceremony water jar (mizusashi [Jpn]); silver cover. Clay: hard, dense, grayinsh Glaze: clear, close dark crackle Decoration: in colored enamels (blue, green, red, black) and gold and silver over glaze. Mark: Ninsei [Jpn], large size, inside squared oval frame, stamped on base to left.
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.
Tea-bowl, ovoidal; deep flaring foot, notched. Clay: hard, dense, whitish. Glaze: lustrous warm cream, finely crackled. Decorations: floral, enameled in colors and gold, over glaze. Seal: Mimpei.
Buff clay; some bloating in bottom. Two strap handles with incised vertical lines and appliqued studs. Three stump feet. Designs of cloud collars on neck, chevrons on body, incised with broad-edged blade. Ash glaze, crackled, greenish where thick; applied in two coats on outside, one coat on inside, wiped off flange and base; irregular trickles …