Oribe-style incense container with design of kudzu 18th century Ogata Kenzan , (Japanese, 1663-1743) Edo period Buff clay with white slip, iron and copper pigments under transparent glaze H: 3.5 W: 8.9 D: 8.9 cm Kyoto, Japan
Fitzwilliam Museum - Ogata Kenzan hand built and faceted stoneware incense container base and lid has a light buff body, with an iron slip; a darker buff glaze is followed by pine tree decoration in brown iron, and white on the lid. Kyoto, Japan, 17th/18th century
Tea bowl with design of cranes and chrysanthemums, early 18th century. Ogata Kenzan , (Japanese, 1663-1743). Edo period. Buff clay; white slip, iron and cobalt pigments under transparent glaze. H: 7.2 W: 10.4 D: 10.4 cm. Kyoto, Japan. The combination of crane and chrysanthemum has two possible but interrelated nuances. First, it is an auspicious combination, symbolize longevity. Second, may refer to poems of birds and flowers of the twelve months by Kamakura period poet Fujiwara Teika.
Kenzan-style incense box in the shape of Mt. Kasuga early 19th century Ogata Kenzan , (Japanese, 1663-1743) Edo period Light brown clay; white slip, iron pigment, and enamels under transparent lead glaze; enamels over glaze H: 5.0 W: 5.6 cm Tokyo, Japan