Clay covered with a transparent crackled glaze over incised decoration (Mino ware, Ofuke type)
H. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Diam. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Colman, 1893
Not on view
Katō Shuntai, whose father was the famous potter Shunzan, ran the official Owari branch of the Tokugawa family kiln (goyōyama) at Ofukeyo from 1817until 1851, when he passed the operations on to his son. He is famous for his Oribe style renditions.
Marking: Seal: Shuntai, ca. 1830
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Colman , New York (until 1893; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Kodai-ji Lacquer," 1995.