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Artist: Yamamoto Toshu, Japanese, 1906–1993

Fresh-Water Jar (Mizusashi)

1980’s

Bizen ware; unglazed stoneware with natural spattering pattern
Brown stoneware with natural spattering pattern resembling sesame seeds (goma)

6 × 6 7/8 in. (15.2 × 17.5 cm)
Molly and Walter Bareiss, B.S. 1940S, Fund and Wilson P. Foss, Jr., Ph.B. 1937, Fund
1987.32.1a-c
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Showa era (1926–89)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Purchased in 1987 by the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Sadako Ohki, Twentieth-Century Japanese Ceramics at the Yale University Art Gallery: The Collections of Molly and Water Bareiss, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 6, 14, no. 17, fig. 17.

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