Water Container (Mizusashi)

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
18th century

Medium:
Glazed stoneware (Seto ware); lacquered wood lid

Dimensions:
7 7/16 x 6 1/2 inches (18.9 x 16.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1928-114-11a,b

Credit Line:
Purchased with Museum funds, 1928

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Label:
This mizusashi references the practice of using wooden well buckets as water containers in the tea ceremony, a practice credited to the tea master Takeno Joo (1502–1555).