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Item Details
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Culture
Japan, Muromachi Period (1392-1573)
Title
Kettle with Crane Design
Work Type
Metalwork
Date
1392-1573
Material
iron
Measurements
Diameter: 30.4 cm (11 15/16 in.); Diameter of mouth: 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.); Overall: 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.); with handle: 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)
Description
Water supplied from a jar such as the fine Shino-ware vessel (1972.9.a-b) was transferred to an iron kettle for boiling as part of the tea ceremony. Former CMA director Sherman Lee described the jagged, broken skirt of this kettle as "attractively damaged," complementing the unobtrusive wispy designs on its rough metal surface. The character of this kettle-worn, coarse, the "perfection" of symmetry destroyed-was cherished by tea masters for its powerful humility.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Japanese Art
Department: Japanese Art
Provenance: (Minoru Hosomi)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1980.11_full.tif
SSID
24615702

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