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Storage jar, mingei, Karatsu, Japan, 18th century

Storage jar, mingei, Karatsu, Japan, 18th century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 894065

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$ 2,400

Storage jar for liquids with pouring spout. The brown stoneware body wrinkled and irregular, the neck shaped by hand with many finger impressions of the potter. The body covered with transparent glaze; on the neck and shoulder a thick splash of transparent glaze, mixed with white, green and brown pigments and some small splashed underneath. In the bottom impressed seal mark in the shape of a double gourd. Probably Karatsu ware. Japan, 18th century.
Comes with wooden storage box that is not original to the piece.
Height 11 1/8 in. (28.2 cm), diameter ca. 9 in. (23 cm).
Two old thin cracks running down from the mouth.