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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Curious if anyone had any observations about the type of craftsmanship and glaze. It’s a very unusual piece .... Thanks

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    1. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      Japan, early 20th partially glazed ceramic vase in the shape of a pouch and with the Spring threee blossoms motif decoration. Very nice, thanks for posting.
    2. Sandygal, 2 years ago
      Thanks! Very interesting. Any idea what it was used for....sake maybe? How about what area of japan, and are those bronze flowers? Thanks.
    3. maryh1956 maryh1956, 2 years ago
      When you enlarge it, there appears to be a mark in line with the brown spot of glaze on the lower right. Looks like a large "L" with letters or characters inside
    4. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      These vases are typical 1900 or so Japanese culture styled decorative motifs, the half glaze and half rough but mat enamel painted pottery is typical of this time, there is another type with figures called Sumida Gawa, this one here is rare, is representative of wealth with the pouch of money one of the Japanese Gods of Good Fortune would hold.

      There would not be a mark from our alphabet, that is probably a color and line of crazing, caused by oxidation and weathered by time.
    5. Sandygal, 2 years ago
      Thanks again for the info....I keep looking for something similar online, but can’t find anything remotely like it. I looked for pouches too, but only found one. Is there a Japanese word for the pouch of money?
    6. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      Sandygal, I'm not usrprised you have not found something similar. This is the first one I see in 20 years, when I would do research for 100s of items.

      Best approach is to find a description of the God of Wealth, he is always shown holding a bag of coins, or a pouch, I will get a link of one and you can see for yourself.

      " Daikoku(ten).
      This god is characterized by his smile, having short legs, a belly and wearing a hat on his head. He is usually depicted with a bag full of valuables....." -Wiki
    7. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      a recent one with the shape and the enamel figure

      This was one of the most favored Gods in Japan, one of their folkloric figures for several centuries, which was used as motifs for a lot of their decorative objects, his bag shown alone is unusual, but it would be recognized.
    8. Sandygal, 2 years ago
      Wow! So much great info! I was wondering how I would go about getting it appraised?
    9. Sandygal, 2 years ago
      Okay...just saw the appraisal button!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago

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