Fresh-Water Jar (Mizusashi) Artist: Kaneshige Tōyō (Japanese, 1896–1967)

October or November 1952

Asian Art

Not on view


Bizen ware; unglazed stoneware with scorch marks


6 × 6 1/2 in. (15.2 × 16.5 cm)

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Gift of Molly and Walter Bareiss, B.S. 1940S

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Showa era (1926–89)


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Given by the artist Kaneshige Toyo [see note1] to Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), New York. Acquired by Noguchi's sister Ailes Gilmour (1912–1993). Molly Bareiss (1920–2006), and Walter Bareiss (1919–2007), Greenwich, Conn.; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2001

A note attached to the jar says that it was made when Toyo was working with Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959) in Kita Kamakura.

  • Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 165, 380–81, pl. 148.
  • Louise Allison Cort and Bert Winther-Tamaki, Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics: A Close Embrace of the Earth, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2003), 136, fig. 3.21.
  • 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), 2, 6, 13, no. 14, fig. 14.

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