Chosen Karatsu stoneware fresh water containerOn display
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Chosen Karatsu stoneware fresh water container
Date1970 - 2010
Material and technique
stoneware, glazed, lacquer
Dimensionsincluding lid 16 x 19.6 x 17.2 cm (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Hayashiya Seizō, 2010.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 36 | Japan from 1850
Glossary of terms
Chinese and Japanese lacquer is made from the sap of the lacquer tree, which is indigenous to Eastern China. It is applied to wood as a varnish or for decorative effect. In India and the Middle East, lacquer is made from the deposit of the lac insect.
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.