This is an interesting covered round jar in the colors of Kutani/Kyo-Yaki ware. The surface of the jar and lid has a rough pebbly surface in an ivory white glaze. Over this background glaze a series of colored leaves – maple leaf shape – in green, reds and blue. In smaller designs are white daisy shaped flowers with yellow centers.
The vase measures 4” high to the top of the cover’s finial and is 3 ½” diameter. There is an impressed mark on the base that has been translated as “Daisen”. Daisen ware originated at the Daisen temple in the Edo period where the head priest made pottery. In 1970 the kiln was reestablished. The piece is in excellent condition with no signs of ware and is clearly brand new. We date it to sometime between 1970 and 1990s. It does not come with a tomobako - original signed box.