TAMBA WARE c.1650 – 1750 Japanese Pottery

A Japanese Tamba Ware Mizusashi (water jar) From Honshū Province. The Pottery (really an iron rich stoneware) Vessel is Covered with a Thick Natural Pine Ash Glaze Pooling and Running in Places.

Cover missing, a note on the base states "water jar and cover No2". No damage.
Height : 18.5 cm (7 1/4 inches)
Collection of W.Peer Groves and a hand written label `Mizu Ire. Tea ceremony water pot for rincing teabowls made at Tachikui in Tamba Province 1650-1750`. W.Peer Groves was author of `Old Tavern Pots` published in 1940. Purchased "from Ohly Gallery June 1965 £12-0-0." Dartington Hall Collection : The Dartington Collection was collected over many years by Leonard and Dorothy Elmhirst. The Elmhirsts are believed to be one of the 20th century’s most substantial private patrons of architecture, the arts and education in England. Ceramics were mainly bought by Leonard on the advice of Bernard Leach and pictures by Dorothy, who was a particular patron of young up and coming artists. Information from the Dartington Hall website http://www.dartington.org/about-the-trust/the-dartington-hall-trust-collection
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