Posted 6 years ago
So this lovely little jar confounds me. 9" x 7", no marks that I could find. It's hand painted with a lovely bird on the lid and delicate flowers on the body. Raised ribs radiate out all over and hobnails around the opening. Thorn handle, beehive shape. So altogether a naturalistic piece. The yellow glaze is drippy, you can see little drips all over. Damaged, there's a fissure on the body and a chip inside the lid. It's too Asian not to be Asian, but is it Chinese or Japanese, what era, who made it, does anyone have more of a clue than clueless me? I hope you enjoyed seeing this jar, and thanks for looking.
MYSTERY PARTLY SOLVED: kyratango helped to identify the form of the covered jar as a Japanese temple bell! Thanks, kyratango, for that help, it moves me in the right direction, surely. I need to do further research as to maker, era, and perhaps uses for this pretty jar. :)