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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Small cream/oatmeal vase/pot measuring 7cm excluding neck it has raised enameled? flowers and butterflies in pink gold blue & red it looks like there would have been a lid which is missing I found this while clearing my shed and would love to know it's history thanks

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    1. grendel67, 6 years ago
      Your right it would have had a lid. its a Tea Caddie possible a ginger jar but I lean more for being a tea caddie. Japanese most likely Kinkozan pottery does it have a marl. Mid to late Meiji period
    2. Elizabeth95, 6 years ago
      There is no mark as such but two faint initials possibly J B? I should also add it has a crackle glaze thank you for taking the time to answer
    3. grendel67, 6 years ago
      The crackle is common on this type of Japanese pottery.
    4. grendel67, 6 years ago
      My bad I looked over the size, but I think it could be a tea caddie even with the size I found one here that is square form Kinkozan and its 3 inches square 4 high. only a 1/4 smaller. But czechglass5, could also be right also But to me it doesn't look like it would of had a insert for holding ink and if it did I would expect to see ink stains around the bottom were the lid sat.
    5. Gillian, 6 years ago

      A snippet of information regarding Kinkozan at the bottom of the page. Could you post a photo of the bottom showing the marks you found. Looking at some Kinkozan pieces I notice some are signed on the piece itself.

      If you do an image search on Kinkozan pottery there are some very good examples.

      Welcome to CW!
    6. Elizabeth95, 6 years ago
      Thank-you for all your replies it doesn't have a mark as such just a tiny faint impression of JB? There is no ink stains & the top is only 4.5 cm across I don't know a lot about Japanese pottery but love anything interesting would love to know how it ended up in the shed!

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