Hot Water Pot

A work made of lacquer on wood.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of lacquer on wood.

Date:

15th century

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Likely used during Zen temple meals, this pot has a fixed black handle and small black feet. The top of the rectangular lid handle was carved in the shape of a chrysanthemum blossom. As a result of prolonged use, the red outer lacquer surface of Negoro wares such as this pot gradually and irregularly wore away, exposing the black lacquer underneath; this effect of natural aging became prized among vessels of this kind.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 104

Title

Hot Water Pot

Origin

Japan

Date

1392–1573

Medium

Lacquer on wood

Dimensions

H. 33 cm; diam. 33 cm

Credit Line

Russell Tyson Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1966.331

Extended information about this artwork

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