Water jar, Ogata Kenzan (Japanese, 1663–1743), Cylindrical, the flat cover inset; hard, light clay; bluish-gray glaze, streaked showing white underglaze; snowy landscape with figures in boat modeled in white and brown slip, in low relief; meander borders in white and blue (Tokyo ware), Japan

Water jar

Artist:
Ogata Kenzan (Japanese, 1663–1743)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1705
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Cylindrical, the flat cover inset; hard, light clay; bluish-gray glaze, streaked showing white underglaze; snowy landscape with figures in boat modeled in white and brown slip, in low relief; meander borders in white and blue (Tokyo ware)
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm); Diam. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number:
36.120.634a, b
Not on view
Inscription: On bottom of jar in underglaze blue: Fuso Hoei Otsuyu Yoshu Kenzan Toin Kore o tsukuru ("Kenzan Toin made this in 1705, in Yoshu in the reign of Hoei") [1701–1710]

Marking: Seals: Shōkō and Tōin (pseudonyms used by Kenzan)
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; donated to MMA)