This is a vintage Japanese Mizusashi (fresh water container) of Kyo ware, which is used for tea ceremony. This particular piece was made about 20-30 years ago. Colorful ginko leave are paintedon the piece.
A mizusashi is one of essential items used in the tea ceremonies. It is used to hold fresh water to clean the chasen (bamboo whisk) after it has been used to make tea, and to replenish the water heating in the iron kettle (kama).
The condition of this piece is excellent: no chips, no cracks.
Size Dia. 5.1"(13.0 cm) x H 6.0"(15.2 cm)