A tsubo (storage jar)
By Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959)
Of typical squat medieval form, the coil-built body widening from a broad base to a curved shoulder, with a narrow out-turned mouth, the grey clay covered in a translucent glaze, painted in iron brown-black glaze with an abstract design of seven pine trees and three birds, with tomobako, the lid titled E-Seto hana-ire and signed with the katakana symbol Ro, and lacquered-wood double storage box. 24.2cm (9½in) high. (3).