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Japanese Arita bowl
I found this little (5.5' wide) bowl this weekend. It looks like Japanese Arita to me, and looking online, I found similar bottoms dating to around late 19th century. But the pattern looks a little older. Any thoughts?
Also, I am wondering how they did the negative patterns on the blue. I am assuming that they put something on the base to keep the enamel from sticking (wax?), then wiped it off after the applied blue enamel had dried, before the final glaze was applied. Is that correct?
I do like the crackle glaze...
Nice little bowl. Yes, Arita. I think it is earlier, probably closer to 1800. There is a theory that says the smaller the glazed area in the center is for these, the older it tends to be.
take it with a grain of salt
Very nice Arita bowl from the Edo period.
Hi Charles, speaking as a potter rather than an expert on Japanese pottery certainly wax resist is what we use today to achieve similar foot ring / bottoms. When it was first used I am not sure but could be looked up.
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