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Antique vase and other finds.
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I would like to consult with you about this old looking vase, Japanese? Top looks to be broken. Any idea what king of vase this is?
Also another incomplete piece, looks to be the top part of usubata vase but made of porcelain, I've never seen such before.
And an arita charger early 19th C?
Do you mean this piece?
I think it's a top part of usubata vase, thought I never saw one made of porcelain. Interestingly the maker of it is a Seto kiln most famous for producing large porcelain items and most interestingly porcelain toilets.
During the late Edo period (early to mid 19th century), aizome or indigo-dyed kimonos and sometsuke dishes from Seto patterned in blue and white became widely popular in the central city of Edo. The color combination was considered chic and stylish, and products in blue-and-white, with their crisp, refreshing impression, became something people admired and longed to have.
Hi Spartakos -
Short Dong is referring to the landscape/cherry blossom bowl with 6 character mark ...
I am indeed thank you Ming. 🙂
Chinese Porcelain Bowl Made during the Daoguang Period circa 1820
The bowl is further adorned on the rim with pink enamels showing cherry blossoms, and floral cartouches ( the pink enamels are slightly faded). The bowl has an unusual shape with a cut out in the rim. It was originally used as a barber's bowl.
Antique pair Edo Period Barber Doctor Surgeon Basin - Japan / Japanese - Edo Dynasty ca 1700
Antique pair Edo Period Barber Doctor Surgeon Basin - Japan / Japanese - Edo Dynasty ca 1700 - Catawiki
Very rare to find a pair!!! This is a fantastic example! Barber in the 16th -19th century is not what we now call a barber but much more. Barbers in the modern period are known to do mainly one thing: cut hair.
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I see, a very interesting item, I never suspected there were bowls specifically produced for this purpose.
I think my bowl isn't the case, I think it just got deformed during the firing process as it kind of bent at the spot and there is a spot where it leaned against something that caused the deformation, Do you thing it's a flaw or a feature for this plate?
Also regarding the vase, I've asked Peter to help me with it, turns out to be late Ming piece with severe damage but my first Ming piece nevertheless.
I also think this is just a deformation. I believe the Japanese admire imperfections and therefore, it might well be considered a feature. Of course, that might give rise to the question as to whether some deformations might have been deliberate - but no, that would lessen the appeal as they would not be imperfections which one assumes have to be random and uncontrolled. Sorry, thinking out loud!
Lovely news about the vase, well done!
Thank you Julia
Going through lots of Japanese ceramics I have also wondered about similar idea, a society so much regulated by tradition, rules and patterns expresses so much appreciation for creativity and innovation in art. Many items produced by hand are intentionally asymmetrical which gives them a unique character, or kintsugi for example. In art Japanese surely not shy of stepping over the boundaries. Very fascinating feild.
Hi Spartakos -
Looking at the additional image, I would think this is a natural flaw that probably occurred sometime during the firing process ...
The Japanese aesthetic embraced such features, so the piece was not discarded but, as Julia mentions, admired for such flaws ...
The late Ming 'ko-sometsuke' wares produced for the Japanese market were deliberately made with rough edges, glaze pulls/pits and flakes to embrace this 'aesthetic taste' ...
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