The images above are some of my favourite vessels from the early Edo-era (17th century). Most of them are now museum collections.
What I love about early Edo vessels is that they still had some enigmatic charm of Mediaeval wood-fired vessels (most of which had been disappeared eventually).
The kilns had changed from ‘Aagama’ to ‘Noborigama’ but still all had been wood-fired. The Tell-tale signs of slightly different wood-firing techniques on the vessels are what I enjoy to see. (Gas)