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    Posted 4 years ago

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    My wife's parents brought this piece back from Japan in I believe the late 1980's, most likely from Kyoto or other well know pottery city. It is irregular in shape and about 21 inches at the widest part and about 11 inches deep. The height is 2 inches and the measurement form the inside base to the edge is 1.25 inches deep.

    I'm unsure of the intended use, possibly it has something to do with Ikebana, as my mother in-law was very much into Japanese flower displays.

    I photographed the potters mark on the back of the piece. I'm not sure I have it properly displayed, but I hope I do.

    Haven't been able to identify who the potter is hoping to get some advice here both on the potter and intended use of the piece.

    Thanks in advance for any advice or help.


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    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      I'm wondering if it is not Arita ware. They often use the theme of rabbits and waves, from the tale White Rabbit of Inaba.
      I hope someone here can help but if not I would try one of the japanese ceramic groups on FB.
      This one is knowledgeable and helpful:
    2. swfinluv1 swfinluv1, 4 years ago
      I especially like how they incorporated the moon into the design of the waves.
    3. TedB, 4 years ago
      Thanks racer4four took a quick look at the FB site you recommended and it does seem that it could be very helpful.
    4. TedB, 4 years ago
      You have a good eye swfinluv1, I had not noticed that before but now it certainly stands out!
    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      What is that technique called, where a broken item is repaired with gold? Looks like this one has that on the base. Very pretty, I hope you find out more about it. :)
    6. TedB, 4 years ago
      Thanks katerinescollections for reminding me about this. I remember that this piece did suffer some damage on the plane trip home. The damage occurred even though the piece was encased in a serious shipping wooden crate with foam cut to the shape of the object.
      It seems that they arranged for the repairs to the piece be made in the tradtiona of Kintsugi, the Japanese Art of Fixing Broken Pottery With Gold.
    7. Gillian, 4 years ago
      racer4four, I just found the rabbit! How did you find out about the tale of the White Rabbit of Inaba?
    8. Gillian, 4 years ago
      Almost as tricky as Where's Waldo.

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