East Asian Art
Covered Water JarMade in Owari (present-day Aichi Prefecture), Japan, Asia
Edo Period (1615-1868), Mid- 19th century
Artist/maker unknown, Japanese
Glazed porcellaneous stoneware with overglaze red and green enamel decoration (Inuyama ware)
Currently not on view
1897-164,aThe General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897
LabelThis example of Inuyama ware was made to imitate Swatow ware from South China, which was popular among Japanese tea masters during the mid 19th century. This piece was used as a container for water in the tea ceremony.