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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:

16th century

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

This pot has a very complex shape compared to the other examples displayed in this case. It has a cuspate handle, lobed lid, and high, tripartite foot, features that can be traced back to Chinese models. It is finished with a coating of red lacquer, over a layer of black underneath. Likely employed in Zen temples for the hot water used for making tea, it is an object of extreme elegance.

On View

Arts of Asia, Gallery 104

Title

Hot Water Pot

Origin

Japan

Date

1501–1600

Medium

Lacquer on wood

Dimensions

39 × 33.5 cm

Credit Line

Robert Allerton Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1970.553

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