Teapot, Jomi Of Kyoto

G.W.V. Smith Art Museum » Second Floor » Japanese Bronze Gallery

This finely wrought water pot of bronze is embellished with expertly executed plum blossoms in silver and gold and is lined with silver. The artist, Jomi of Kyoto, was a member of the Nagoshi family, who were 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 produced a teapot using the Jomi of Kyoto pot as a model.

Object Creator
Jomi of Kyoto (Japanese, active 19th century)
Object Creation Date
1876
Medium
Bronze with silver and gold decoration; malachite bead on knob
Object Type
Metal
Dimensions
7.8 x 6.3 "
Credit
George Walter Vincent Smith Collection
Accession Number
25.23.169
On View?
Yes
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