Seto Ware Tea Bowl, "Aogoke" Artist: Unknown

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Stoneware, brown-black iron glaze


3 1/16 × 4 13/16 in. (7.7 × 12.2 cm)

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Collection of Peggy and Richard M. Danziger, LL.B. 1963

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Edo period (1615–1868)


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S. Yabumoto, Tokyo, by 1980;sold to Peggy D. Danziger (née Block) and Richard “Dick” M. Danziger, New York, and Purchase, New York, 1980 (on loan to the Yale University Art gallery since 2013); given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2024
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stoneware, tea bowls


Side of outer kiri box bears paper label inscribed "Seto Aogoke chawan [Seto "Green Moss" teabowl] \ Kobori Sôkei hako [box inscription by Kobori Sôkei (b. 1923, 12th head of Enshu school)]."\r\nLid obverse inscribed "Seo ... chawan [Seto ... teabowl] \ Aogoke [green moss]."\r\nLid reverse inscribed with a Chinese poem of five lines, seven characters each, beginning "The green moss covering the earth absorbs the remaining rain; The verdant tree's shade hastens the evening coolness." Signed with tea name and cipher of Kobori Sôkei.\r\nOld kiri box lid obverse inscribed "Seto ... chawan [Seto ... teabowl]." Reverse inscribed "aogoke to iu [named Aogoke]."\r\nSide of box inscribed in ink "Enshû Kurachô [Enshu storeroom record] ... to iu [named ...] \ Seto chawan ate [lists a Seto teabowl] ... shiroki ari nari [... is white] (i.e., the Enshû Kurachô lists a Seto teabowl named ...)\r\nBottom inscribed "Onozukara [personally] \ Kyûzan zô [made by Kyûzan]" (boxmaker's signature?)\r\n青苔地上消残雨\r\n緑樹陰前逐晩涼\r\nすずしやと 草むらごとに 堂ちよれ者 あつさ耳まさる とこ奈つ乃花\r\n

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