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Tea Bowl with Decoration of Gingko Leaves

Edo period (1615–1868)
kiln in operation ca. 1691–1749
Stoneware with cobalt-blue design over brushed white slip (Utsutsugawa ware)
H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Diam. of rim 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); Diam. of foot 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number:
Not on view
The eye-catching application of white slip creates an unusual textured patterning of puffy cloudlike forms on the exterior and a web of wispy-veined leaves on the interior.
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; donated to MMA)
Southampton. Parrish Art Museum. "Japanese Ceramics: From Prehistoric Times to the Presnet," August 5, 1978–September 24, 1978.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art," April 7, 2011–August 14, 2011.

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