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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1980: item # 962513

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Ichiban Japanese & Oriental Antiques
Post Office Box 395
Marion, CT 06444-0395
203.272.7392

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$295.00

A Japanese Studio Bowl w/ Crackled Glass Inside Bottom
This is an interesting and unusual Japanese studio bowl made by a modern potter, “Kasen”. The bowl is glazed in a rough and grainy white glaze and the top of the bowl is carved with regular ripples. It has an evert rim. The sides of the bowl shade down from top to bottom – first the grainy white glaze – then a band of medium grey glaze – and then a bottom band of the natural brown/tan clay.

The inside sides of the bowl have the same grainy white glaze – but the bottom of the bowl is most unusual. It consists of a turquoise blue glass that has a multitude of cracks that reflect the light in a most aesthetic manner. The base of the bowl is left in the same natural tan/brown clay with no glaze.

The bowl measures 8 “ diameter and is 2 5/8” high. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or restorations. We date it to the late Showa period, circa 1950s-1970s.

The bowl has an impressed signature that has been translated as "Kasen" written in Hiragana. The modern Japanese writing system uses three main scripts - Kanji, ideographs from Chinese characters, Hiragana, a set of symbols (syllabary) that approximate syllables that make up words, and Katakana, another syllabary used for foreign borrowings and other sounds.



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