Water jar (mizusashi) shaped like a broken pouch (yaburebukuro)

Anonymous artist

Anonymous artist - Water jar (mizusashi) shaped like a broken pouch (yaburebukuro)
A copy of the traditional type of ceramics made by the old imperial workshops in Iga (15th–16th century); a hand-formed ceramic ware of light clay with natural ash glaze. The original wooden box with lid (30 x 25.5 x 25.5 cm) bears the following inscription: “Made on commission in May of the fifth year of the Taishō era” (1920) “as a gift for a friend named Yoshiyama Shōzaburō.”
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measurements: height 20 cm
material: Clay
technique: Glazed
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inventory number: Vu 4356
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art
licence: Creative Commons License public domain