|Artist||Shino type, Mino ware|
|Period||Momoyama period, 16th century|
|Materials and techniques||Stoneware with underglaze iron decoration|
|Size||Overall L.2.4 D.6.3|
In the Mino kilns, incense containers of various types, including Shino, Ki-Seto and Oribe were produced. All ware of excellent quality, but Ichimonji incense containers, made round and flat, were especially beautiful and highly prized. Made in a shape imitating the lacquered incense containers imported from China, the piece is covered entirely with a feldspathic glaze and decorated on the lid top with a design resembling a butterfly in underglaze iron. Along the side of the body are bright and vivid fire color characteristic of Shino ware.