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Kushime dish

Shallow wheel-thrown bowl with a one and three-quarter-inch rim and a raised, quarter-inch outer lip. The intensity of the olive brown, pine-ash glaze varies throughout. The central bowl was scored with a five-pronged tool to form a cross and the rim was decorated with a wavy pattern incised...

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Stamped on base: (Artist's mark in square) The artist's stamp is square in shape with two raised mound-like, side-by-side forms and two raised wavy lines below. A positive shape that imitates the outline of the mounds is above these forms.


Inherited by the three daughters, Dai, Ataru, and Niho Kozuru, of the artist; to MFA, 1998, gift of the three daughters.

Credit Line

Gift of Kinya Tanio

Japanese, 1968

Object Place

Kyushu, Japan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stoneware with pine ash glaze




Ceramics, Pottery, Stoneware