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    Posted 7 years ago

    Stillwater
    (207 items)

    This is a piece by one of "The Three Famous Potters of Kyoto," Eiraku Hozen. He spent his whole life and fortune perfecting his art and this style, dying penniless. He was the originator and masterer of this technique. His work is in the Metropolitan and museums all over the world. A true master. Not a single chip on the rim either... Thank god

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      It's a Japanese mark, I think. The first three on the right are Dai Nippon.

      Is it Eiraku ware?
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      It's beautiful Still...I would say it is Eiraku maybe just one of the different regions . Looks similar to a little red jar I have with gold cranes on it. They sometimes call the red- orange background pomegranate. Mine only has a four character mark though.
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Here's a bit more info :)

      Kutani Porcelain
      Gotheborg.com

      The word Kutani means Nine Valleys and is the name of an area and a village. The two characters that make up the word Kutani consist of the character for "nine", ku and "valley". Since Kutani is a place, almost all pieces marked Kutani were decorated there even if by any of the many manufacturers or trading shops, rather than just a single factory. Porcelain decorators familiar with the Kutani style could also move around so as an example we can sometimes find pieces marked Yokohama & Kobe with decoration in typical Kutani style. Many Kutani made pieces might also have just the artist's as a mark, and no location at all, leading us to also needing to look at style as a clue to the origin of a piece.

      Eiraku Style (1865-1868)

      Eiraku became well known when Eiraku Wazen, a 12th generation potter, came from Kyoto to manage the Miyamoto kiln, where Iidaya style originated. In this style subjects such as flowers, birds, beasts, or insects are painted in gold over a red base with a one stroke drawing technique. It is also referred to as Kinrande, Zengoro, or Kasugayama style, and is also painted and glazed in reversed colors.
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Where did you find this Still? You always seem to unearth buried treasure.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Congratulations on a very good find here mate! I agree with you totally about the books. You have a great eye. I had to leave for dinner last evening but returned this morning to have another look. The mark reads "Da Ni Pon Ei Raku Zho" - Made by Eiraku Japan. These Meiji wares are spectacular! What a great find! I hope to see more of the haul!

      I find that reading before you buy hones the eye. But beware, sometimes it can blind you to treasures outside the focus they create.
    6. Artistinside Artistinside, 5 years ago
      Bravo, most people who are not knowledgable in Asian ceramics would have no idea how incredible this find is. OUTSTANDING! I just bought two plates in red & silver but with only a two character mark. I will try to put them up soon.
      Again, your bowl is a joy to behold.
    7. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
      Thank you Art, I guess you're into Asian ceramics as well? I prefer Japanese, but right now Chinese ceramics are more valuable
    8. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
      I got this piece from a very wealthy suburb in AZ, there were several bookshelves FULL of reference material and an unusually large amount of rare, old, valuable Japanese and Chinese objects. I bought so many books that it took me three trips to take them all.

      There was this guy named Keith who knew a lot about Asian antiques and the estate sale companies around here always used to call him to appraise them, and we think that it may have been his estate, since he was an older guy and we haven't seen him in a while. I want to be the one to take his place in this area though, that's my goal ; )
    9. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
      Artistinside, since you like Japanese ceramics too, I thought I'd post another really cool, unusual piece for you that I found recently. Its a Meiji-era Kutani dove with an odd impressed mark. I've never seen a piece like it before, you might find it interesting :

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/176731-awesome-rare-japanese-meiji-era-kutani-d
    10. Master Master, 4 years ago
      You have some really quality pieces in your collection love them

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