Covered Water Jar

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Owari (present-day Aichi Prefecture), Japan, Asia

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
Mid- 19th century

Medium:
Glazed porcellaneous stoneware with overglaze red and green enamel decoration (Inuyama ware)

Dimensions:
6 1/2 x 8 7/16 inches (16.5 x 21.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1897-164,a

Credit Line:
The General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897

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Label:
This example of Inuyama ware was made to imitate Swatow ware from South China, which was popular among Japanese tea masters during the mid 19th century. This piece was used as a container for water in the tea ceremony.