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Ewer and lid, in the shape of a turtle. Made of green glazed earthenware. Marked.
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Length: 19.05 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This type of ware was known as Moto-minato ware or simply Minato ware, with 'Minato' meaning harbour. The kiln fired, among other things, Raku-style wares such as this ewer. The kiln started sometime in the early Edo Period fronted by a potter named Kichiemon. The 'Kichiemon' seal here probably refers to the sixth or seventh generation.
A similar turtle-shaped ewer is depicted in Katsushika Hokusai's print, 1935,1214,0.13.
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