Stoneware Heishi


Nanbokucho - Muromachi Period

14th - 15th c. A.D., Japan

Height: 26.7cm - Diameter: 17.15cm

A high shouldered “mei-ping” or “heishi” form stoneware bottle vase of high-shouldered form surmounted by a tall flared mouth-rim with rolled edge. About two thirds of the mouth-rim is damaged, mostly in a kiln accident, evidenced by glaze over damaged areas. The thick walls of the vessel are paddled and fired to a dark reddish brown color. About two thirds of the surface has streaming green ash glaze eminating from the shoulders and pooling into rivulets along the body. The flat foot reveals a gray stoneware body, typical of Tokoname kiln output.