Object photography

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On View Charles Goddard Weld Hall, level 2

Object description

  • Japanese artist
  • Toro (lantern), late 1800s
  • Japan
  • H: 12 1/4 in, W: 5 3/4 in, D: 5 in (H: 31.1 cm, W: 14.6 cm, D: 12.7 cm)
  • Bequest of Henry E. Haley, 2011
  • 2011.5.7A-C

TECHNIQUE

Satsuma

INSCRIPTION

An unknown mark on the lantern may be an artist signature rather than a factory mark. The first two characters are read Oguri, a fairly common last name. The third can been read Sen/I/Utsuru, while the fourth means "made by."

DESCRIPTION

This is a Satsuma style pottery toro (lantern) with a hexagonal base in three pieces. The front of the lantern is decorated with figures and flowers, the cover with Tokugawa mon (crest).

Exhibition History

  • Japanese Art Gallery, Peabody Essex Museum; January 06, 2003 through Present