12.5" x 7" depth, light olive-brownish glaze,lightly crackled throughout, absolutely perfect condition. Seto ware, "ishi-zara," stone-bowl or stonewear in Japanese. This item is truely Shibui!
circa pre 1920.
12" x 2.5" "Ishi-zara" meaning stoneware in Japanese,with a pinkish-buff beige glaze. Probably from a Seto area kiln, used originally for serving food. The small marks inside are from stones or beans used to seperate stacked pottery being fired in kilns.There are two veru small chips in the underside of the rim (see photo) Unusual to find outside of Japan.
Pair of Japanese Satsuma BOWLS with underglaze colbalt blue MYTHICAL ANIMALS inside cavetto. There is a "kara shishi," or lion-dog in the center, a "kirin," a "ryu" or dragon and a "hoo" or phoenix (bird) All with real gold accent marks painted in straiteted lines inside. The exterior is a scrolling peony design with lappets above the footrim. Condition inside is very good, but there is a very small repair to the rim of the larger bowl which is shown in th ...click for details
14" x 4.5" Very Good condition, with one hairline crack about 1" in length with a slight loss of glaze on outside rim. Also a circular crack inside bottom of bowl. Beautiful soft yellow glaze with 7 typical marks inside of bowl from organic material used as "saggars," during the firing process in kiln. This piece probably comes from the Seto area kilns. It's common everyday functional art, very Shibui, called, "Ishi-zara," or stone bowl by the
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14.5" diameter x 7.5" depth, Cream colored glaze accented with a rich pine green glaze
dripping down four sides, a light crackle predominantly on the outside of entire bowl.
Two cracks running from the rim towards inside approx. 1.5-2" in length; but this is to be expected in a evryday,functional pottery bowl as this! Veru Shibui. circa pre 1920.
Oversize Japanese SETO STONEWARE SAKI BOTTLE, with Cork, in an ash-wood crackle glaze, pale green-cream color. This is strikingly well potted, with a 1 inch long glaze crack on the neck. Otherwise, the condition is excellent. Height is 14 inches with a diameter of approx. 10" at the widest point. Cork is 3.25" x 2". Circa: 1890-1920.