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Japanese water jar, stoneware, Kutani, 19th c.
$850

Cylindrical water jar with two squared handles and lid, as used for the tea ceremony. The knob on top of the lid is formed by two reishi mushrooms. Sand colored clay, covered with cream colored glaze with light brown rabbit’s fur patches. On this, in gold, green and blue enamels a decoration of a stream bordered with reeds and baskets filled with stones (fortification of the banks). Inside glazed. On the bottom a seal in blue and transparent enamel: Kutani Moriyama or Shôzan. H 7 ¼ inches, diameter 4 ¾ inches (with handles 5 ¾ inches). One handle repaired, hardly visible; two small chips at cover.

This type of decoration, as well as the color scheme is unusual for Kutani ware. Clay and enamels resemble those of Satsuma ware.



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