One from set of five squared food vessels (mukōzuke) for tea-gathering meal
These unique vessels (1973.80.1–5,) used to serve kaiseki meal prior to the whipped green tea, were inspired by imported wine glasses. They were formed on the wheel and then molded into four-sided shapes before being decorated with V-like motifs, fern scrolls, crosshatching, and plum blossoms against a white slip ground. The glaze drips and variations of the motifs reveal an appreciation of spontaneity.
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