Stoneware with underglaze iron decoration (Mino ware, Shino style)
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); D. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975
Not on view
Iron oxide was painted directly onto the white stoneware body. The milky-white quality of the glaze is a result of its high feldspathic content and of the firing temperatures achieved in an ogama kiln.
[ Harry G. C. Packard , Tokyo, until 1975; donated and sold to MMA].
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seasonal Pleasures in Japanese Art (Part One)," October 12, 1995–April 28, 1996.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Five Thousand Years of Japanese Art: Treasures from the Packard Collection," December 17, 2009–June 10, 2010.