A LARGE JAPANESE SHIGARAKI WARE CERAMIC JAR
EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY
H: 14 Dia: 11 inches
H: 35.6 Dia: 27.9 cm
Ovoid form with molded narrow neck and a vivid red and green glaze.
Provenance: Detroit Institute of Arts: Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harmon Booth Fund, Henry Ford II Fund and Edith Ford Fund acquisition number 1986.5.Shigaraki ware, one of the oldest pottery styles of Japan, is named after the city where the stoneware was created. Made of a local clay and fired in a wood fired cave kiln (anagama) which imparts a textured ash glaze.