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Meiji Blue and White Ceramic Hibachi

Meiji Blue and White Ceramic Hibachi


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1910: Item # 1222323

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 $420.00 
Misty pine and bamboo with the soft look of a brush painting meander across the smooth ceramic surface of this early 20th century blue and white Japanese hibachi. The soft and loose look of a brush painting is heightened by contrasting borders in a precise brocade-like design. Pine and bamboo have been used as decorative elements in Japan for centuries to symbolize longevity. We acquired this piece in 1989 while living in Japan, where we first saw Westerners adapting these wonderfully decorative ceramic urns for use as jardinière. The original purpose of these heavy ceramic vessels was to hold the smoldering charcoal that was used as a heat source in old Japanese houses. Hibachi such as this one, without ash residue or evidence of fire, were either lined with a removable asbestos-like material or never were used in the traditional way as a heat source. It is in pristine condition and has a flaw-free surface. Dimensions: height 9 ½” (24 cm), diameter 9 ¼” (23.5 cm), diameter of opening at top 7 ½” (19 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM