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Roughly rectangular: bottom has unglazed shallow circular foot 7.3 cm. in diameter, showing light red-brown body; some splashes of light grey-green glaze in thick glassy drops. Broken edges of sherd vary from 1 to 1.5 cm. in thickness. Sherd curves shallowly upward in all directions from foot; finished piece possibly large plate. Upper surface painted in iron underglaze with a shrimp, incomplete. Grey-green glaze pitted and flawed, pools to white around slightly convex centre area.

History Of Use

More than one hundred kilns in northern Kyushu produced Karatsu ware: identifying products of individual kilns is seldom possible. Developed in the 16th century under the influence of Korean potters, the products included both tea wares and household utensils. The most numerous stylistically are the E-Karatsu or underglaze decorated Karatsu, of which this sherd is an example.

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