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FINE JAPANESE TOKONAME DRAGON LARGE URN, 19TH C.

FINE JAPANESE TOKONAME DRAGON LARGE URN, 19TH C.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1900: Item # 1341676

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Dimensions: approx. 24-3/4" tall, 9-1/2" wide
Condition: Very Fine condition. No injury or repair

An impressive and large Tokoname dragon urn/vase, ca.19th c. This piece is massive in proportions and its heavy potting. The clay is a reddish-orange renown Tokoname clay. Tokoname is one of the six historic pottery towns of Japan. The others are: Bizen, Shigaraki, Tamba, Seto and Echizen. They are known as The Six Ancient Kilns of Japan". The Tokoname kilns were said to be the largest and oldest of them all
This Tokoname urn is decorated with gilded-relief dragons flying in a roiling dark sky and gilded fireballs encircling the urn. The reddish-orange clay has a age-warmed patina. The state of preservation of this Tokoname piece is very fine condition with minimal wear (see enlargements).