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Ojime with design of iris; one of a set with F1984.45a (inro) and F1984.45c (netsuke)
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Miura Ken'ya (1821-1889)
Reddish-buff clay; pigments, enamels under transparent lead glaze
H x W x D: 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm (9/16 x 9/16 x 3/8 in)
Jewelry and Ornament
Mukojima, Tokyo, Japan
Description: Round, slightly flattened bead, pierced by vertical hole through which cord passes.
Clay: Light red, fine-grained earthenware.
Glaze: Clear, colorless lead glaze, crackled.
Decoration: In underglaze pigments (black, purple, green), a cluster of flowering iris on one flattened side, three iris leaves on the reverse.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics (December 9, 2001 to October 27, 2002)
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
Gift of Stanley D. Fishman
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