(Pr)$750 + shipping/handling
Dimensions: (approx) 6-1/2" tall (each), 3" widest
Condition Consensus: Very Fine condition. No injury or repair
A fabulous pair of medium size Sumida Gawa vase with applied 3-dimensional, full high-relief figures. These pieces have the incised signature, Ryosai (Inoue), and dates to the late 19th to early 20th century Meiji Period, ca. 1910. These vases are 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. These pieces have whimsical glazed, 3-dimensional, high-relief figures applied on the lower ribbed body. The upper portion of these vases exhibit a splashed, thick and runny, flambe' glaze, ending in an uneven curtain a third of the way down approximately 1/3rd the body and revealing a ribbed body with a reddish orange ground. The pieces are signed(incised) on the inner foot: Ryosai (Inoue).
Note: these are 2 of a 4 piece collection. The other stock numbers are 021, 022.