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Posted 4 years ago


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Here's a very good sized planter i picked up the other day. can anyone tell me anything about it? old? new? i'm pretty certain that this is japanese and it may be old. the hole in the bottom is a large keyhole design, which i've never seen before. i should have gotten a picture of the bottom. this type of pottery is called Martaban Brown, but i don't know much more about it than that.

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  1. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    I have wall hanging with cranes like those, but it is Japanese! Really beautiful! You should banzai a redwood tree!
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    thank you toracat. maybe it is Japanese?? does anyone know what kind of pottery it is and where it's from?
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    can anyone tell me what kind of pottery this is? i've had some of it before, but i can't remember what it's called.
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    i answered my own question. it's called martaban brown, but i don't know much more than that.
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    thank you idcloisonne. i got another one exactly like it the other day so now i have a lovely pair of them! i'm surprised that you think it's Japanese. it looks so much like some other Chinese planters i've seen.
  6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    i don't know how old mine are - they are pretty shiny to be very old, but they are definitely the same family of pottery.
  7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    ho2 , you have some beauties!!! ;@)
  8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    thanks SEAN68!
  9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    Your very welcome buddy!!!!!! ;&)
  10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    i couldn't agree w/ you more, idcloisonne! thank you for your all of your comments.

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