Ceramic dish for sweets by Kuroda Koryo, whose seal is impressed on the bottom of the piece. Rengetsu inscribed her poem in her wonderful and unmistakable hand writing.
Counting back -
just three years
since planting this willow
now tall enough
to beat at my window!
Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) and
Kuroda Koryo (1823-1895)
Width 15 cm (6 in.), Depth 12.5 cm (5 in.), Height 3 cm (1 in.)