This antique Iga vase is a true beauty, made of wonderful native Iga clay.
The vase was made between 1800 - 1850 during the later Edo Period and is in great antique condition. No chips or repairs. It comes with an old wooden box and an old cloth bag (which has a small torn part).
Iga ware's origins are believed to date to the second half of the 7th century and 8th century A.D. It has been a popular pottery style since the Tsutsui-Momoyama period of Japan, when it was used as tea ceremony wares under master Sen no Rikkyu and others. Iga ware uses native Iga clay which is extremely resistant to heat, reacts well to repeated firing, and is fired over three days in a kiln dug into the ground.
Size: 19 cm high and 14 cm in diameter.