An Early Edo Oribe Mizusashi (Water Jar) 17th Century.

An early Edo Oribe Mino Karatsu Yahazu-guchi Mizusashi , 17th century. Made from light unrefined Mino clay, with little iron oxide, thrown into a straight  shape  with inverted mouth (yahazu-guchi = arrow notch mouth). The body with exception of the bottom fully glazed with a chocolate coloured iron oxide glaze in the kuro karatsu style. The cover has a paler glaze. With a relatively new unmarked box of good quality (kiribako).



In perfect condition.
Height : 22 cm (8 3/4 inches)
The Ulrich Vollmer Collection of Japanese Pottery. Published and Exhibited : Momoyama-Keramik Und Ihr Einfluss Auf Die Gegenwart (Various authors, Gurdrun-Esters for the Keramion Foundation, Frechen, Germany, 2011. ISBN 978-3-94005-6-8.) This pot is illustrated on page 67, plate 147.
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There is a very a comparable piece is published in: Arakawa Toyozo e.a., Mino (vol. 9 of Nihon no Yakimono), Kyoto 1986, graph. no. 22