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Box and lid

Box and lid

  • Place of origin:

    Iga (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1590-1630 (made)
    ca. 1800-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with natural ash glaze

  • Museum number:

    207BOX&LID-1877

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case M, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Incense box and lid of squat, square form.

Place of Origin

Iga (made)

Date

ca. 1590-1630 (made)
ca. 1800-1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with natural ash glaze

Dimensions

Length: 4.8 cm, Width: 4.4 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: In Iga, and elsewhere, the early 19th century saw a revival of late 16th and early 17th century tea ceramics styles. This piece has many of the characteristics of extant earlier examples, but its small size may indicate a later date.

Descriptive line

Incense box and lid, stoneware with natural ash glaze; Japan, Iga kilns, ca. 1590-1630 or ca. 1800-1850

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Glazed

Categories

Ceramics; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Stoneware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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