Tea jar, silver rim. Silver cover. Clay: hard, grayish. Glaze: cream, closely crackled in dark brown; large areas of brown and purplish discoloration.
[Period: ] Japanese
Tea bowl; inverted bell-shape; deep foot. Gold lacquer repairs. Clay: hard, grayish. Glaze: crackled in brown; somewhat pitted. Decoration: landscape design in dark blue under glaze.
Sake bottle (tokkuri), gourd-shaped, with pinched body; twisted bulbous neck and short spout. Restoration on spout. Clay: fine, fired reddish-brown. Glaze: lustrous, mottled reddish to blackish brown, iridescent areas, yellow spots. Impressed mark: Character tera in seal script within outline of folding fan.
Tray, oblong, in the shape of a poetry card (tanzaku) [Jpn]. Brilliant cream-white, crackled, lead glaze with rich violet-blue and emerald-green underglaze.
Tea bowl, bulbous ovoidal; heavy foot. Clay: dense, gray-white. Glaze: pinkish gray-white, crackled, dappled with gold; black on rim. Decoration: embossed in thick white glaze.
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).
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)
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.
Clay: dense, buff. Raku type clay. Hand formed. Glaze: Cream, flushed with pinkish-yellow; crackled. Lead glaze. Decoration: in red, cream, brown, yellow, and green over-glazes. Lead-based enamel glazes. Design of “auspicious clouds.”
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.