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    Posted 6 years ago

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    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. :)

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    1. wexval, 6 years ago
      The raised decoration is not moriage, so a molded piece is all that's left. A wild guess is Japanese, but it's so far out of mainstream I don't know where to look. Hopefully someone who knows the piece or the style will come along.
      Sorry I couldn't help.
    2. Gruff Gruff, 6 years ago
      It is pretty Katherine
      Hand painted
    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      So beautiful! Love this yellow with the peonies!
      It is modelled from a Japanese temple bell:
    4. wexval, 6 years ago
      You are so right! Great eye Kyra!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thanks Wexval ;-)
    6. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      kyratango, you have sent me down the right path, for sure. Here is a teakettle in the shape of a temple bell:

      I'm off to see if I can find my jar. Thank you so much! :)

      And of course thanks to you too, Wexval, for looking at my pot, greatly appreciated! :)

      Thanks for the love, mikelv85, Caperkid, kyratango, and sklo42. :)
    7. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Only found this one, it's Satsuma, though:!/catalog/345/1790/lot/74848
    8. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      And here's the super duper fancy cloisonne version, auctioned off by Christies:

      A Fine and Rare Cloisonné Vessel and Cover in the form of a Temple Bell Attributed to the Namikawa Yasuyuki worshop, Meiji Period Intricately worked in silver wire and various coloured cloisonné enamels with panels of green and pink containing four-clawed dragons with sacred pearls, ho-o birds between borders of clouds and roundes with waves, applied silvered studs, patinated copper finial in the form of two dragon heads and a sacred pearl, the base with ho-o bird, gilt liner and rims
    9. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, aura, kivatinitz, vetraio50, NevadaBlades, and Efesgirl. :)
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, melaniej, and LovelyPat. :)
    11. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      This as gorgeous Katherine. I hope you find out more about it.
    12. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for your compliment, Karen, greatly appreciated coming from you. It appears I've hit quite a dry well on this one, unfortunately. May be one of those things that I'll come across in time. :)

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