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Storage Jar

Asian Art

MEDIUM Stoneware with wood ash glaze
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES 17th–18th century
    PERIOD Edo Period
    DIMENSIONS Height: 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm) Maximum Diameter: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm) Other (Diameter at Mouth): 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) diameter at foot: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tamba Ware Tea storage jar. Inverted-drop-shaped jar with low neck and everted rim. Four ornamental lugs (small loop handles) high on shoulder near neck: three of which collapsed in firing and filled with glaze. Two incised grooved at base of neck. Olive-green wood-ash glaze running in carmel-colored long vertical drips from neck to near foot. Lower quarter unglazed. Grey stoneware body burnt reddish-brown where exposed to fire. Flat bottom. Condition as received: Good. Fourth loop handle (see above) broken off and missing. No accessories received.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Storage Jar, 17th–18th century. Stoneware with wood ash glaze, Height: 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 74.111. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.111_bw.jpg)
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