"Purple clay" (zisha) earthenware
late 19th-early 20th century
Height with lid: 3 11/16 in. (9.3 cm)
Height (pot only): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Length (including spout and handle): 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Width: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) (show scale)
Impressed potter's mark on base and again on interior of lid.
Incised poems on both sides of body.
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Gift of Robert S. Anderson
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Teapot, late 19th-early 20th century. "Purple clay" (zisha) earthenware, Height with lid: 3 11/16 in. (9.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert S. Anderson, 84.244.17a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.244.17a-b_bw.jpg)
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Straight mouth; ovoid belly; splayed foot. One small twisting spout; opposite is a round handle. Includes flat, round button-hole cover.
On 2 sides of body is incised poem. Because temperature was high, air bubbles on glaze surface. All achieve a glossy glaze surface. Daily ware (already fired --)
According to accession card: Squat, globular teapot with recessed base, short, curving spout, loop handle and lightly domed lid with compressed-spherical knob in center. Brown stoneware, the surface curved with hemispherical bumps of varying size from air bubbles intentionally left in the clay size from air bubbles intentionally left in the clay to produce the toad-skin or squash-like surface texture. Impressed potter's mark on base and again on the interior of the lid. Exterior covered with a clear glaze.
Condition: No damage.
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