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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This little pot is about 3.5" high x 3" diameter. It has both a label in Japanese on the top and a "Made in Japan" label on the bottom. It is red clay with white spots, a random green stripe and clear glaze. The interior is also glazed. The finish is very smooth and shiny but the glaze is so clear that it looks like a rough finish. I feel like it has a purpose, but not certain what it could be. Too small for a vase and probably made for export due to the "Made in Japan" label. Does anyone have a thought as to what it is for? I thought it might be an ink pot for calligraphy... Such a pretty, lumpy little thing, that I couldn't pass it by. A fair amount of effort went into making it.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      It’s so very Japanese isn’t it Kevin. Hand made, symmetrical but just a bit uneven, gorgeous glaze and then the random green.
      I love it too!
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Right, Karen? Just a bit wonky and unexpected. Thanks for your comment!

      Thanks for loving my little Japanese pot fortapache, Karen, Thomas, Jenni and dav2no1!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you Watchsearcher!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for taking a look at my Japanese (ink?) pot aura!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you for loving my Japanese pot Hoot60!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks Blammoammo!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks Jerryboy!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks vcal!

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