Stoneware with underglaze iron and copper-green glaze (Mino ware, Oribe Yaschichida type)
H. 4 in. (10.2 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); D. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 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
Inscription: Inscription on outside lid of inner box: "Oribe Shiho mukozuke".
Inscription on inside lid of inner box: "Oribe Shiho mukozuke gokyaku (Oribe square mukozuke for five guiests). Keicho jidae Mino Kujiri no Motoyashiki gama. Kyuzo (Former collection) Kago Shinkichi. Showa 30, 1st month Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan "Gendai no ME" ten shuchin (exhibited. Toyo Kotoji in Nihon Jōdai shosai", signed: with kao and seal. Julia Meech-Pekarik.
[ Harry G. C. Packard , Tokyo, until 1975; donated and sold to MMA].
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Patterns of Collecting: Selected Acquisitions 1965–1975," December 6, 1975–March 23, 1976.
New York. Japan Society Gallery. "Traditional Japanese Design: Five Tastes," September 26, 2001–January 13, 2002.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Animals, Birds, Insects, and Marine Life in Japanese Art," June 26, 2008–November 30, 2008.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Five Thousand Years of Japanese Art: Treasures from the Packard Collection," December 17, 2009–June 10, 2010.