Large Grain Storage Jar
Stoneware with natural ash glaze, Shigaraki ware
20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Frank L. Babbott Fund
Jar with predominantly amber-colored scorching with natural ash glaze. Typical of this ware, feldspathic deposits (of sand and gravel) in the clay. Stoneware. Jar has flaring neck and out-turned rim (tamt-buchi), broad sloping shoulders, wide body which tapers toward base. Flat base, slightly concave.
From area southeast of Kyoto, one of the Six Old kiln sites.
Condition: Pock marks throughout. Three breaks in lip. Some flaking on body. Area on base where clay and ash (?) accumulated in firing.
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