Artist Japanese
  • Vessel for Hot Water
  • Yuto (alternate title)
  • Ewer for Hot Water (Yuto) (published title)
Date between late 15th and early 16th century
Medium wood, red and black lacquer (Negoro ware)
Dimensions Overall: 12 5/8 inches × 11 1/2 inches × 8 inches (32.1 × 29.2 × 20.3 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Acquisitions Fund
Accession Number 1983.1
Department Asian Art
Not On View
Marks On bottom: Inka-in, Todai-ji
Formerly in the Inoue Collection.
1983-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Kawada, Tadasu. Negoro. Kyoto, 1984, no. 210 (color ill.).

Mitchell, S. "A portfolio of East Asian lacquers." Apollo 124, no. 298 (December 1986): 77-78, (ill.).

High Tea: Glorious Manifestations East and West. Exh. cat., Norton Museum of Art. West Palm Beach, FL, 2014, p. 66, 144.

You, Yao-Fen. “From Novelty to Necessity: The Europeanization of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate.” In Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: Consuming the World, ed. Yao-Fen You, Mimi Hellman, and Hope Saska. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2016, p. 18; 23 (ill.); 130, cat. 11.