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tea bowl
  • Miura Kenya
    born: Kantô district, Japan ; active: Japan
  • tea bowl, circa 1850, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • enamel, glazing, terracotta
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.3 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1546

Terracotta bowl with rather straight sides. Inside of bowl glazed with grayish glaze with dark crackle. Outside ridged horizontally and glazed with clear glaze with enamel decoration in blue, green, red, black and gold. Scene with tree and large green frog. Seal mark on side in red enamel, not decipherable. Base not glazed.