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Suzu ware triple-lugged tsubo jar


Era Kamakura period (14th cent.)
Size MD.14.2 D.40.9 BD.17.5 H.28.8


The Suzu kiln is an ancient kiln of the twelfth to sixteenth century, situated in the northernmost part of the Noto peninsula. The typical clay is coarse with high in sand content. This jar was formed by coiling. The bold mouth has a short, outward-opening rim, and the body is decorated with three lugs, seemingly in the shape of a dragon. The overall dark ash color is accentuated by some white patches. Three-lugged jar is rare among Suzu pottery vessels, this one being one of them and in an excellent condition.