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Japanese Antique Mizusashi Formed as Conch Shell

Japanese Antique Mizusashi Formed as Conch Shell


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Pre 1900: Item # 1343220

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A fanciful Hirado porcelain mizusashi executed in underglaze blue with a rare light brown glaze. Formed as a large conch shell with matching cover, its surface is sculpted with naturalistic barnacles and textured coral. A small crab clambering along its side and a small octopus atop the cover doubling as a finial are whimsical touches, adding to the piece’s aesthetic impact. Excellent condition with no problems and no restoration. Length: 12” 19th Century, Japan