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    Posted 5 months ago

    kwqd
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    This vase is about 10" high and 12" widest diameter. It is actually pretty thin. It appears to be white clay with a brown or copper impregnated decoration applied to the rim. The seller identified it as a Kutani mountain (toyama) vase, but the mark on the bottom is so sloppy that I cannot make it out. I suspect that the seller identified it as a Kutani mountain vase because there is a pretty similar vase here though the mark is not similar:

    http://modernjapanesepotterymarks.blogspot.com/search/label/Kutani

    I can't really blame them as this is the only very similar vase I could find. I did find three more Kutani mountain vases which are not quite the same. Guessing it probably is Japanese, though I am not certain it is Kutani as I cannot make out the Kutani generic mark in the mess of a signature. I will say that the finish to the base on my vase is very similar to what I have seen on the few Japanese examples I could find.

    I have read that the Chinese are counterfeiting many Japanese vases, but I don't think the Japanese version of these mountain vases are particularly valuable so not sure it would be worthwhile to counterfeit it. On the other hand, the Japanese vases are attractive so I could understand if the Chinese were just stealing the design to sell. Thoughts welcome.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 5 months ago
      Beautiful mountain image vase, the graduated blue strokes are so serene - a great find
    2. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Thanks for your comment, Jenni! Kutani was known for making these stylized mountain vases.

      Thanks for taking a look at my mountain vase fortapache, Watchsearcher, Jenni, Kevin and iggy!
    3. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 5 months ago
      Beautiful mountain peaks..
      Blue and white..such a lovely color combo!
    4. Newfld Newfld, 5 months ago
      Kevin pls forgive me, just noticed I had hit the "like" button instead of love, I was a fleet fingered typist in my working days & am still apt to accidentally strike the like button when I only believe in giving love - I really do love this vase & now it is changed to my true intention lol!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Thanks for your comment Elaine!

      No worries, Jenni! Thanks for taking a look again!

      Thanks for taking time to look at my mountain vase Lisa, RichmondLori, Jenni, Elaine, Thomas and Kevin!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Thank you Ben and aura!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Thanks Blammoammo!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 5 months ago
      I have seen similar for sale in my internet travels and I think they were noted as Kutani.
      Which pottery? No idea.
    9. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Thanks Karen!
    10. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Thanks Vynil33rpm!
    11. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thanks for your comment, yop! I did not find any really good descriptions of Kutani "Wu Su" ware on line and had to cobble together a few lines below:

      One style of Kutani Yaki pottery is a color scheme in which painting with an indigo blue line called "Wu Su (gorge)" is drawn and painting using five colors (red, yellow, green, purple, and Prussian blue called "five colors") are painted in.

      A more complete description would be a good resource for folks who want to learn more about this style....
    12. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thanks taking a look at my Kutani vase Eileen!

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