Ember pot

Buff clay. Spiral carved in center of base; S-shaped firing crack in base. Pale blue-gray underglaze cobalt painted decoration of two tiers of repeated motifs. Clear glaze, greenish where thick. Inside of foot glazed.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1790-1871
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt decoration under clear glaze
Style
Ofuke ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 9 × 11.3 cm (3 9/16 × 4 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Nagoya, Ofuke kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.69
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Ember pot (hiire)

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

Buff clay. Spiral carved in center of base; S-shaped firing crack in base. Pale blue-gray underglaze cobalt painted decoration of two tiers of repeated motifs. Clear glaze, greenish where thick. Inside of foot glazed.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 74, p. 155.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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