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Tea Caddy in "Katatsuki" (Shouldered Jar) Form

Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Mino or Seto ware. The Seto and Mino regions became centers for the production of unglazed utilitarian wares. Potters drew inspiration from Chinese ceramics, including green celadon porcelains and dark brown tenmoku wares. The earliest Seto ceramics may have evolved from failed attempts to reproduce Chinese celadons. Later Seto wares were given a brown iron glaze and fired at high temperatures to create glossy surfaces. Vessels from the nearby Mino kilns were low-fired and, therefore, present a less polished appearance than Seto wares.
Date Description Narrative
9/29/1987Examinationexamined for condition
10/25/2006Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; repaired; other
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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ca. 1590-1599 (Momoyama)
stoneware with iron glaze, ivory lid
Accession Number
3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
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