Jar with streaked glaze, Japan

Jar with streaked glaze, Japan

Jar with streaked glaze
Japan, Tsutsumi kilns
1800-1900
Glazed stoneware
Museum no. FE.15-1985

This massive, dramatically streaked jar is typical of the rustic pottery made at Japanese regional kilns in the 19th century. The Tsutsumi kilns were located in the city of Sendai in north-eastern Japan. Their products have been much admired since the 1920s by followers of the Japanese folk craft movement.