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  • Place of origin:

    Naeshirogawa (made)

  • Date:

    1930-1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, wheel-thrown, with dark brown glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Bernard Leach CH, CBE

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 39, shelf 3

Korean potters founded the Naeshirogawa kilns in the late 1590s. Bernard Leach, an English potter associated with the Japanese Folk Craft (Mingei) movement, admired their rugged utilitarian products when he visited the kilns in 1934-5. His memoirs recall how 'pots filled an open field, some over-fired, some underfired - all varieties of plain black but nothing personal or decorated and not a bad one amongst them'.

Physical description

Pouring vessel in the form of a flat-based bowl with deep rounded sides and flattened everted rim; attached spout; glaze coverage complete on interior and down to lower waist on exterior, but wiped away from flattened rim to allow stacking during firing

Place of Origin

Naeshirogawa (made)


1930-1935 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, wheel-thrown, with dark brown glaze


Height: 5.9 cm

Object history note

Notes on significance: The donor stated that this ware was made by the descendants of Korean potters settled in Hideyoshi's time at Naeshirogawa in Kyushu Island.

Descriptive line

Spouted bowl, stoneware with dark brown glaze; Japan, Naeshirogawa, 1930-35




Glazed; Thrown


Stoneware; Ceramics


East Asia Collection

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