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Pot and lid

Pot and lid

  • 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 Leonard Elmhirst

  • 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 Naeshirogawa 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

Deep pot with shallowly domed lid with small knob attached; pair of small lugs to allow the attaching of a handle; three small wads of clay attached to flat base to serve as feet; glaze coverage on exterior complete except for base and area immediately above

Place of Origin

Naeshirogawa (made)


1930-1935 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, wheel-thrown, with dark brown glaze


Height: 10.5 cm

Descriptive line

Pot and lid for cooking, stoneware with dark brown glaze; Naeshirogawa, Japan, 1930-35






Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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