The jar was shown at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915. Maker Itaya Hazan, acknowledged as Japan's first studio potter, was innovative in his surface decoration. The relief surface decoration is mold made; a mold line is present around the belly of the jar. The lines appear to be incised while the porcelain was leather hard. The colors were applied. The overall surface was then glazed with a thick translucent matte glaze that was intentionally applied or brushed and dripped to be thicker and thinner in artist selected areas.
|2/21/2012||Treatment||Examined for loan; technical study; cleaned|
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