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Yokoi Sei-Ichi Shoten small ceramic bowl, Japan, ca 1930s.

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    Posted 1 year ago

    kwqd
    (826 items)

    This bowl is about 5.5" in diameter and 1.75" high. It appears to have been sold as a basket as it sits in a frame possibly made of dyed bamboo. There were probably four loops that a handle was probably attached to, of which three remain. The basket is tattered but largely intact. I am torn as to whether or not to just remove it entirely and let the bowl stand on its own. It has a mark on the bottom that the Gothberg link below guesses to be ca 1930-1942. I have seen other pieces with this mark also attributed to Yokoi Sei-Ichi Shoten, but not sure whether that was done because of the Gothberg link.... $1.99 at a thrift shop today...

    http://www.gotheborg.com/marks/20thcenturyjapan.shtml

    "723. Mark: Mt. Fuji, a stream, and "Made in Japan", c 1930. Unconfirmed identity but could be Yokoi Sei-Ichi Shoten which closed in 1942. Mark similar to Fukagawa."

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    Comments

    1. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks fortapache, Antiquegirl18 and dlpetersen!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Beautiful bowl, the scene is so serene and peaceful
    3. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      What a great buy Kevin! Great scene and I love the canework too.
    4. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks, Jenni! It has a nice color balance which I think helps to convey serenity. The windows in the temple appear to be actual applied gold.

      Thanks, Karen. I was almost ready to leave the thrift shop empty handed when I spotted it. After I did, I had to walk around for another 20 minutes before I found a nice Japanese ginger jar so that I could us my credit card.

      Thanks for taking a look at my Japanese bowl Ben, aura, Thomas, Karen, Kevin, Watchsearcher and Jenni!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks MALKEY!
    6. apostata apostata, 1 year ago
      nice it got a style on his own , i disagree about the dating no sweat
    7. truthordare truthordare, 1 year ago
      I remember this mark, which was used on ceramic pieces, we used to argue about it, initially Gotheborg only had porcelain items, but thy finally added all the Satsuma and Art Deco period ceramic or light pottery pieces.

      This one has the bright colors and the moriage decor and motifs of 1920s-1930s, the Made In Japan was not used till 1921. I have a book by Carol Bess White who published a series about this type of ceramic and porcelain, in early 2000s.
      She has a chapter on marks and identification. This one was unknown at that time.
    8. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comments apostata and Lisa! Yeah, the only place I could find a comment on the maker was on the Gothberg site and they were not very forceful in their identification as cited in my description. I still really like it....
    9. apostata apostata, 1 year ago
      i think you mixed it up the black fugi mountain could be old but probably a red one probably not , and this is not an early glazing its to thin to be an rather early one
    10. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comment apostata. I hope that future research will help to identify and date this bowl. I am a novice pottery collector, so I am pretty much a bystander, at this point. I appreciate input from more advanced collectors.
    11. apostata apostata, 1 year ago
      Carol Bess White , you got a strange way of selecting books, but maybe it works for you
    12. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my Japanese bowl Lisa!
    13. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thank you ho2cultcha!

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