Stoneware with underglaze iron and copper-green glaze (Mino ware, Oribe Yashichida type)
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); D. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 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. Japan Society Gallery. "Traditional Japanese Design: Five Tastes," September 26, 2001–January 13, 2002.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Turning Point: Oribe and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan," October 21, 2003–January 11, 2004.