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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I found this antique Japan earthenware vase at my local thrift store. It has a crude construction, with a prominent seam dividing the top and bottom, and an intense lean. It features enamel painted flowers, branches and flying insects. It is heavily crazed, and there is a small amount of wear on the enamel. It has some various colors of wax lining the interior base, so it must have been previously used as a candle holder.
    Although it has a crude appearance it is still charming. Unfortunately being a porous earthenware, there is a stain from the thrift store pricing on the bottom.
    It is unmarked by an artist.

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    1. grendel67, 7 years ago
      Hi Ralph, another great find same maker as your last vase or in the style of. 1890 give or take 10yr. I can't tell how tall it is maybe a brush holder . But it is designed as a piece of bamboo hence the seam and the lean it has. I need to visit your thrift-stores you are finding some nice pieces.
    2. RalphH RalphH, 7 years ago
      Grendel67, it does look like a piece of bamboo, now that you mention it. I guess all the various colors staining the interior base, must be dyes and not candle wax like I peeled from the edges.
    3. Celiene Celiene, 7 years ago
      There are methods to clean out crazing. OxyClean, Hydrogen peroxide, Sun!...
    4. Celiene Celiene, 7 years ago
      Always spot test first! NEVER BLEACH!!!

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