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Edo Tamba Ware Sake Jug

Edo Tamba Ware Sake Jug


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1900: Item # 139278

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From the latter half of Japan's Edo Period (1614-1868), this jug has the imperfect, humble, elusive Japanese beauty called wabi-sabi. The bottle invites touch with its natural variations in texture and color. Its glaze is marked with the flaws caused by ashes from the burned wood of the kiln, and no attempt was made to smooth the ridges and dents that occurred as the clay was shaped. It is a fine example of the pottery once produced in the kilns of Tamba, a mountainous area in central Japan that today is recognized as one of the six important pottery areas of old Japan. Tamba kilns mainly produced utilitarian items for local use. Kanji script, applied in white slip in a wonderfully free way on two sides of the jug, gives the name and location of a sake shop that most likely had a standing order at one of the Tamba kilns for its bottle supply. The jug has no chips. Dimensions: height 10 1/2" (27 cm), diameter 6" (15 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM