Posted 6 years ago
These items were a gift from the fabulous Aunt Muriel prior to her death and I have always been happy to have them.
However in the last little while, as my interest in Japanese products has increased, I have often looked at them and wondered.
I can find very little information on Terano Art Ware, and it appears to be more a sales name than anything. The green vase has a stamped mark on the bottom but I am having a lot of difficulty making it out, even with aids.
The sake bottle is unmarked on the bottom, but is made from the same very dark clay as the vase.
They are both very different from each other in form and glaze.
The green glaze has been thickly applied over a wax resist pattern, and it has been hand painted with black glaze on the neck.
The sake bottle glaze is black with the coloured random strokes, and is incredibly glossy. Sorry the photo is so dark, I had a lot of trouble getting light onto it.
If anyone has any information on Terano, I would be very grateful!