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Title Teapot
Object ID GWVS-25.23.169
Description This finely wrought water pot of bronze is embellished with expertly executed plum blossoms of silver and gold and is lined with silver. The artist, Jomi of Kyoto, was a member of the Nagoshi family, known as accomplished urn makers. Jomi was acclaimed during his lifetime for casting a large bell for the Big Buddha Temple in Kyoto and was given the title "First Under Heaven" by the Emperor. In the late 19th century, Gorham Silver Company of Providence, Rhode Island modeled a silver teapot after the Museums' example.
Artist JOMI of Kyoto
Publisher's Seal x
Country Japanese
Date 1876
Medium Bronze with silver and gold decoration; malachite bead on knob
Dimensions H-7.8 W-6.3 inches
Credit line George Walter Vincent Smith Collection
On Exhibit Yes, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Japanese Bronze Gallery