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Japanese pottery. Water container. Miura, Kenya (Kenzan V) (Japanese, 1821-1889). Earthenware, thrown and turned with turned-out base having two wide pieces carved out of the rim. Light fawn base glaze partially covered with bands of white slip, boldly decorated with fern fronds in black, and green grass. A wide area of rough black Raku glaze represents the ground. A tong mark indicates a Raku firing. Height, whole, 12.5 cm, diameter, rim, 12.1 cm, diameter, water container, 13.1 cm, diameter, foot, 8.4 cm, circa 1800-1889. Edo period (1615-1868) / Meiji period (1868-1912).