Pentagonal incense box in Oribe style

Fine-grained, reddish brown clay.
Underglaze painted decoration in white slip and black iron pigment.
Clear glaze, milky where thick; copper-green ash glaze on knob. Inside glazed; recessed base unglazed.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1800-1868
Medium
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze, and copper-green glaze
Style
Seto ware, Revival Oribe type
Dimensions
H x Diam: 5.1 × 5.8 cm (2 × 2 5/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto, Akazu village, Seto kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.64a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Incense box (kogo)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), incense, Japan, Seto ware, stoneware
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Fine-grained, reddish brown clay.
Underglaze painted decoration in white slip and black iron pigment.
Clear glaze, milky where thick; copper-green ash glaze on knob. Inside glazed; recessed base unglazed.

Published References
  • Hayashiya Seizo. Idemitsu Bijutsukan no chatÿ., 106. Tokyo, February 1999. p. 40, fig. 16.
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 64, p. 202.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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