This old Seto stoneware vase is decorated, under the transparent green glaze, with an incised pattern of whorls.
Japanese stoneware vase by Unknown Artist, 11851392
© British Museum
- 26 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £375 ( Total: £550)
- Acquired in:
- Col J G Figgess
It combines technical mastery with a characteristically Japanese freedom of execution. The Seto kilns were the principal source of glazed stoneware in medieval Japan, and their establishment in the thirteenth century marked a new beginning in Japanese ceramics.