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No:01024400Incense case with design of Chinese bellflower , Shino type

Date
16C
Technique
iron glaze
Shape
incense case
Description
The design on this work changes from bellflower petals on the surface, to reed leaves on either side, and finally to a spotted Ruiza pattern on the surface of the body in underglaze iron painting. There are red scorch marks on the area, called Aikuchi, where the lid fits over the base, and on the base itself. Though this incense case is small, the heavy coat of white Cho-seki glaze, the red-brown of underglaze iron and these red scorch marks come together to create a beautiful effect.
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