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garlic-bulb vase
  • Japan
  • garlic-bulb vase, late 1800s, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • hirasa "tortoise shell" ware
  • Object Height/Diameter: 23.8 x 11.4 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 3/8 x 4 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1599
Label Text

Vase with garlic bulb-shaped mouth, narrow neck, and gourd-shaped body.Tortoise shell glaze which makes an orange colored background with dark brown spots; small touches of green appear in some brown spots. White spots where overglaze does not cover underglaze. Glazed on bottom.