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Storage jar with lid

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Large vessel roughly in the form of an inverted egg. From a small foot, the form widens dramatically to broad shoulder; ascends slightly higher to opening set with wide, low, removable lid. speckled, pumpkin colored slip covers most of vessel exterior and lid; lower quarterof form near foot is...

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Signed

Marked on base with artist's seal bearing Japanese symbols for the city of Unzen.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA as " Director's Choice," at the 1996 Crafts at the Castle exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts, 1996.

Credit Line

Gift of The Seminarians

Copyright

Reproduced with Permission.

American, 1996

Object Place

Rochester, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height: 36.8cm (14 1/2 in.) Diam.(Overall): 39.4 cm (15 1/2 in.) Other (Lid): 16.5 x 12.7 cm (6 1/2 x 5in.)

Accession Number

1997.12a-b

Medium or Technique

Earthenware; with clay slip surface

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware