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    Posted 4 months ago

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    This vase is about 6" high x 6" in diameter and marked "Made in Japan" on the bottom. It has fake rings and an exterior blue and tan drip glaze. The interior is mostly brown/tan. I call it a thumbprint vase, though others call these "dimple" vases. I found one other example of this vase on Pinterest with the same colors of drip glaze, but a different thumbprint pattern, more organized, so I think these are, or were, hand made for export from Japan. Guessing 1950s to 1970s, but that is just a guess.

    One thing that I really like about Japanese pottery is that it is possible to find uniquely designed, high quality pottery dating to the early, mid and late 20th century for pennies. The texture of this vase makes it very interesting to handle. This vase cost $7.

    As with much of this pottery, however, it is nearly impossible to identify the kiln that made it.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      Very pretty vase, really nice thumbprint texture sort of like honeycomb, nice!
    2. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thanks Jenni! Honeycomb is a good description, it is not as precise as a honeycomb.

      Thanks aura, Jenni and dav2no1!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thanks for loving my newest Japanese pottery piece Thomas, Alfred1o1, Kevin and fortapache!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thank you MarmorealMaiden!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 4 months ago
      Yeah, this is very cool.
      I love the dimples and the glaze!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Me too! Thanks, Karen!

      Thanks for loving my dimple vase MALKEY!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thanks for loving my Japanese thumbprint vase Blammoammo!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thank you Watchsearcher!

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