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Kiyomuzu-yaki (Kyoto Ware) Kashiki (dessert bowl) with Kochi glaze by Famous Unraku Heian

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    Posted 3 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4524 items)

    There must be a name for this kind of pottery. I find it occasionally and really like it - particularly the brilliant colors and interesting figures. Maybe it's a kind of Shiwan? if you know, please share! thanks!

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    1. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      The style is called FAHUA. It is inspired by the metal partitions in cloisonne enamel application, ceramic slip is used instead of metal to make elevated border, to separate colors. They were made by both China and Japan, your piece with a golden yellow background I would consider Japan, unless of Imperial China provenance.

      https://britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3180789&partId=1&people=162439&page=6
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      Thank you so much truthordare! i wondered whether this could be considered fahua, but didn't even dare ask. i find the Collecting Chinese ceramics fb sites to be kind of intimidating. thanks again for the info.
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      i just found out this about my bowl: it is Kiyomuzu-yaki (Kyoto Ware) Kashiki (dessert bowl) with Kochi glaze by Famous Unraku Heian. yay!
    4. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Nice find!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      love the color!!
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      thanks Sean and Mrstyndall!
    7. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      HO2.
      Is the new info from the Rubylane seller's listed bowl that is like your's? I'm interested about the information she shares about it, she says they have a contact in Japan who helps them identify these pieces. There is much I did not know about this. My info comes from Sandra Andacht. Thanks.

      https://www.rubylane.com/item/1117255-A489/Japanese-Vintage-Kyoto-Ware-Pottery-Kashiki
    8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      Thanks truth. my info is also from Sandra. I hadn't seen that one on Rubylane, but lots of good info there. This vintage Kyo-yaki or Kyoto Ware piece is made as a Kashiki or large dessert bowl. A beautiful kashiki, they are bowls most often used for serving small finger desserts and tea biscuits at the tea ceremony. Kochi glaze historically called 'old Kochi', is a word originating in Japan regarding Kochin, China. It refers a special made type of thick glaze usually in different brightly colored low relief glazes, originating in the Edo period. This handmade, hand formed, hand painted and glazed bowl is bright and gorgeous covered in yellow glaze with purple, green and cobalt blue designs and the painting of a phoenix around the sides of the bowl. It is hand glazed with the famous Kochi glaze. This hand made, glazed, and signed piece of pottery comes with a tomobako, or the original box very important to the value and history of the vase. It is in excellent condition, no cracks or chips. We believe the given name of the potter is probably Roseki Akazawa IV or III work so will work on getting them both pulled from inventory to compare marks. Unraku Heian was the name used by the seller and is the potter not the given name so it often gets a bit confusing. We are told by our trusted Japanese seller, that the artist Unraku Heian or Heian Unraku the potter, is a very famous artist in Japan. Heian was the name of Kyoto as the old capital in the 900's, and a famous Japanese name in history. We believe it is the same potter that made our yellow kochi glaze vase, Roseki Akazawa IV or perhaps the fifth Master Potter. The marks are difficult to see in the pictures and because of te glaze, and now we have reached this conclusion, and he is using a potter name, we need to pull again from inventory and compare on actual pieces. See the book called 'Chinese Pottery and Porcelains Early wares' by By Robert Lockhart Hobson for a discussion on Kochi glaze..
    9. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      WOW! Thank you for the explanation ho2. Sandra's book does not go into all this detailed information. I might post my small sake cup which is another form that Sandra has illustrated in her book Oriental Decorative Arts. Thanks for sharing.
    10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      no problem truthordare. did you see Sandra and my back/forth on Awaji ware?
    11. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      No, I missed it, but will go and find it. Having health issues and away from home for the day on a regular basis. Thanks. Lisa
    12. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      hope you feel much better soon Lisa.
    13. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      thanks Pete, be out of town next week for further tests. Will post my fahua contribution before I go. I gotta say you are inspiring me to get rejuvenated with these pieces.

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