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Ao-Kutani Palette Duck Form Porcelain Kogo, Yoshidaya Style

Ao-Kutani Palette Duck Form Porcelain Kogo, Yoshidaya Style


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1910: Item # 1293233
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A small Ao-Kutani palette porcelain duck form kogo (incense box) in the Yoshidaya manner. Decoration in polychrome enamels including light blue, green, yellow, aubergine and dark brown (nearly black.) Kutani mark in black under yellow enamel on the inside of the lower half of the kogo. The bottom also appears to have an indiscernible mark, perhaps a mark not glazed over before firing. The inside of the top and bottom glazed but the joining rims of each unglazed biscuit. The bottom, also unglazed, burnt to a buff tone in the kiln (areas of yellow glaze along the foot oxidized to a chocolate color where meeting the biscuit foot. The so called Yoshidaya type of 19th century Ao-Kutani wares is named for a merchant who revived production of a particular palette of Ko-Kutani production (of the 17th and early 18th century) adjacent to the original kilns. The current example may be 19th century - at least circa turn of the century. Ao-Kutani palette production from the later 19th century is often ambitiously ascribed to the Yoshidaya kiln which, in fact, operated only briefly from the 1820s to the early 1830s. Small flakes and chips along the outside of the rim on both top and bottom - one along the rim of the bottom half filled with a resin. Other than the forgoing honest wear from use, in good condition with no cracks or lines other than crazing - happy to have old surviving top and bottom from the same kiln (what are the odds?) A charming little piece just acquired up the day we listed it (and in time to join other Ao-Kutani.) Length, about 3 1/16 inches (7.78 cm)