Nanbokucho – Muromachi Period
14th-15th c. A.D., Japan
Height: 26.7cm, Diameter: 17.15cm
A high shouldered “heishi” form stoneware bottle vase of high-shouldered form surmounted by a tall flared mouth-rim with rolled edge. About two thirds of the mouth-rim is damaged, most likely in a kiln accident, evidenced by glaze over damaged areas. The thick walls of the vessel are paddled and fired to a dark reddish brown color. About two thirds of the surface has streaming green ash glaze emanating from the shoulders and pooling into rivulets along the body. The flat foot reveals a gray stoneware body, typical of Tokoname kiln output.
Provenance: Private Japanese Collection