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蛇韻律

Seto Ware Ash Glazed Small Jar with Beaked Mouth

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An ash glaze jar fired in Seto during the Muromachi period, and the Seto ware manufactured from Kamakura to Muromachi period (12C-16C) is called Ko-Seto. This piece is from the transitional period of Seto ware production from temples to household vessels. The decorative style up to that point has been lost, but a beautiful light green glaze has been obtained by improving the firing technique. It is thought that the bulging body with a beaked mouth was introduced from Tokoname ware after the Kamakura period. In Seto, small jars of the same type have been excavated in the Oku-Tsubaki kiln and Magoemon kiln.

It is an excavated item that fits in a wooden box with the words “Ko-Seto Hana-Ike (flower vase). Some chips and flaws occurred during the kiln process, a minor repair on the bottom, and glaze flaking on the mouth, but it is in good condition for Ko-Seto. It is ideal for sake sets as the liquid would smoothly pour out from the mouth.

W10cm×H8.5cm
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