Fragment of heavy clay disk, showing string-cutting marks

Fragment of heavy clay disk, showing string-cutting marks, with thick deposit of accidental ash glaze near rim: lid for a sagger that has collapsed (?) stuck directly to interior surface of small ash-glaze dish with rounded sides (maruzara), on whose carved foot is a clay stacking ring.

Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, late 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with accidental and applied ash glazes
Style
Mino ware
Dimensions
W: 12.3 cm (4 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture, Kani city, ogama kiln, possibly Ogaya district
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-477
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic
Type

Saggar (fragment)

Keywords
glazed, Japan, Mino ware, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Fragment of heavy clay disk, showing string-cutting marks, with thick deposit of accidental ash glaze near rim: lid for a sagger that has collapsed (?) stuck directly to interior surface of small ash-glaze dish with rounded sides (maruzara), on whose carved foot is a clay stacking ring.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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