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One of a pair of cloisonne-on-porcelain tea cannisters with double lids. The pair are modeled after Chinese pewter storage jars for loose-leaf tea, with porcelain inner lids covered by cap-shaped outer lids.
Clay: Porcelain (Seto).
Glaze: Clear glaze on interior of vessel and inside foot rim; neck and foot rim unglazed (foot rim appears to have been ground down); outer lid partially glazed on inside, with rim and edge left bare; inner lid glazed except on rim and edge.
Decoration: Underglaze (artificial?) cobalt and overglaze gold enamel decorations on inner lid. Outside of jar and outer lid covered by opaque multicolor cloisonne enamels on olive-green ground, with silver and brass cloisons, except for band of black lacquer at foot having stenciled gold decor.
Inscribed in red overglaze enamel on base "Dai Nippon/Kaiyosha/kojin Takenouchi" (Japan, Kaiyosha, craftsman Takenouchi).
- Published References
- Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 125, p. 48.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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