Stoneware with natural ash glaze (Tokoname ware)
Diameter: 38.2 cm (15 1/16 in.); Overall: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)
Gift from the Collection of George Gund III 2015.495
Tokoname, located on Ise Bay in present-day Aichi prefecture on Japan’s main island, Honshu, was the largest center of ceramic production in medieval Japan. It had been an active center of ceramic production since the Heian period (794–1185). Wide-mouthed jars like this one are called kame, and were favored for use in tea practice.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.