Period: Edo period (1615 - 1868)
Gold lacquer repair. Clay: hard, fine. Stoneware. Glaze: cream, finely crackled. Decoration: white slip with iron and impure cobalt under glaze. Pavilion and landscape.
Buff clay. Wheel-thrown form distorted by vertical slashes made with a blade and by pinching from two opposite sides; base finished by hand. Feldspathic glaze, cream colored where thin, white where thick; splashes of copper-green ash glaze partially reduced to lavender and yellow-green; areas of crawling. Inside glazed; base glazed in concave center, unglazed around …
Tea bowl. Broken and repaired. Clay: soft, white. Raku type. Glaze: mingled salmon-red, white, yellow, and gray-green; crackled and deeply pitted. Three spur scars on footrim. Red slip under clear glaze. Mark: Cipher (kao) incised inside footrim.
Light gray clay. Underglaze painted decoration in two tones of iron pigment; on inside, blossoming plum branch; on outside, two sprays of leaves. Clear glaze, glossy, crackled, and of even thickness; fingerprints in glaze around lower edge of body; foot entirely glazed. Thick dribbles of copper-tinted green ash glaze applied to rim and inside. Gold …
Tea bowl, notched. Mishima technique. Gohon type with crane design (gohon tachizuru chawan [Jpn]) Clay: dense, resonant, grayish-white. Glaze: greenish-gray, flushed with pink, dappled in cream yellow. Decorations: cranes, incised, partially filled with white paste, and touched with brown, under glaze. Seal. Gourd-shaped seal, “Akahada” [Jpn]
Tea jar, silver rim. Silver cover. Clay: hard, grayish. Glaze: cream, closely crackled in dark brown; large areas of brown and purplish discoloration.
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