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Posted 3 years ago


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I picked this at a garage sale .Looks like a Japanese sake jug and cup. Excellent condition no chips or cracks the crazing looks so good I thought it might be faked.There is writing at the bottom of the jug.The cup has a crack such as an original when manufactured.
Otherwise more information would be appreciated.
It is a celadon.

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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 3 years ago
    Crazing like that is actually sort of difficult to fake, and the bottom of that decanter is very dirty, which is a good indicator of age in ceramics. Its really not the type of thing that would be faked anyway. Sake sets usually only have one or two cups, so it might be okay. I'm jsut starting to branch out into Japanese antiques, so I can't help you with age, but you might be able to find that mark if you look through a bunch of 'em
  2. jwendell222, 3 years ago
    Hi andyman, Stillwater is correct in that the glaze is probably not faked. I would guess this dates from 1890 to before WWII. but I am not that versed in porcelains. If my dating is correct it was not made for export, as it does not have the required markings. Sake sets though, frequently come with four or more cups, a small matter here. With your permission I will post your photos on a forum that does have a number of porcelain experts, and will of course, pass on anything that comes of that. I scoured Gotheborg's sections on Japenese marks with no results. Regards, Jim
  3. andyman andyman, 3 years ago
    You have My permission to post the photos on Your forum.
    Thank You Andy
  4. jwendell222, 3 years ago
    My Querry:
    Crackle Glaze Tokura Hi all, this is about 6 inches tall. Went through all the Japanese marks on Gotheborg, if it's there I missed it. Hoping for some help as to date and kiln, thanks for a comment, Jim
    This looks to be a Korean-made celadon. The mark, with a basic meaning of 'Blue', would be transcribed as 'Cheng' in Korean ('Qing' in Chinese).

    Note: I could get more comments, in the meanwhile, this doesn’t help you with a date. However, in 1910 Korea was forcibly colonized by the Japanese bringing to an end the Chosun Dynasty. During the Japanese colonial period (1910-1945) Korean pottery as an art form, all but died out. In the mid-1950s an effort was made to restore the art of celadon. Your tokura could fall in the restoration period, but my bet is for pre-1910. If I get more, I’ll let you know. Regards Jim
  5. andyman andyman, 3 years ago
    jwendell222 is correct.I believe this is a Celadon .
    Usually celadon in its basic European meaning represents a green glaze .(there is an explanation for this name associated with the colour) and sometimes associated with Grave Goods or well meaning items buried with the dead. I think it sat on a shelf all it's life perhaps as a sample ,it does not appear to have been buried for a long time ,there are no minerals attached to it such as items that have been buried for a long time. And it came with a single cup in the same condition as well. Possibly it was a jug and a single cup for the hereafter. I have read about the subject as time allows and have found it to be intriguing, inspiring and educational.
  6. vintagechild vintagechild, 2 years ago
    I have a similar piece but the markings on mine are not painted but more carved and the marking is also carved. Did you find anymore info on your piece? They are great. Mine is rough to the touch, little deposits all over it.
    If you have any further info on yours that would be great to know.

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