$1,100 + shipping and handling
Dimensions: (approx.) 9" tall, 4-1/2" widest
Condition Consensus: Very Fine condition. No injury or repair
A fabulous and tall Sumida Gawa vase with applied, 3-dimensional, full high-relief figures. This piece is signed with an incised signature, Ryosai (Inoue), and dates to the late 19th to early 20th century Meiji Period, ca. 1910. The tall vase is made of a soft raku pottery first developed in early 1800's. The Ryosai family was(is) renown for producing much of the Sumida Gawa ware and the highest quality Sumida Gawa ware from this period. This tall vase has applied whimsical, 3-dimensional/high-relief and glazed figures on the lower portion of the reddish-orange ground, ribbed body. The upper body has a splashed, runny flambe' glaze. This glaze stops approximately 1/3 down the body revealing a reddish-orange ground body.
Note: This is 1 of 4 pieces of a collection of Sumida Gawa I have. Stock numbers: 021, 023