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Posted 6 years ago

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I picked this at a garage sale .Looks like a Japanese sake jug and cup. Excellent condition no chips or cracks the crazing looks so good I thought it might be faked.There is writing at the bottom of the jug.The cup has a crack such as an original when manufactured.
Otherwise more information would be appreciated.
It is a celadon.

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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
    Crazing like that is actually sort of difficult to fake, and the bottom of that decanter is very dirty, which is a good indicator of age in ceramics. Its really not the type of thing that would be faked anyway. Sake sets usually only have one or two cups, so it might be okay. I'm jsut starting to branch out into Japanese antiques, so I can't help you with age, but you might be able to find that mark if you look through a bunch of 'em
  2. andyman andyman, 6 years ago
    You have My permission to post the photos on Your forum.
    Thank You Andy
  3. andyman andyman, 6 years ago
    jwendell222 is correct.I believe this is a Celadon .
    Usually celadon in its basic European meaning represents a green glaze .(there is an explanation for this name associated with the colour) and sometimes associated with Grave Goods or well meaning items buried with the dead. I think it sat on a shelf all it's life perhaps as a sample ,it does not appear to have been buried for a long time ,there are no minerals attached to it such as items that have been buried for a long time. And it came with a single cup in the same condition as well. Possibly it was a jug and a single cup for the hereafter. I have read about the subject as time allows and have found it to be intriguing, inspiring and educational.
  4. vintagechild vintagechild, 5 years ago
    I have a similar piece but the markings on mine are not painted but more carved and the marking is also carved. Did you find anymore info on your piece? They are great. Mine is rough to the touch, little deposits all over it.
    If you have any further info on yours that would be great to know.

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