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Hexagonal stoneware jar, Asakura Sansho, Edo/Meiji era

Hexagonal stoneware jar, Asakura Sansho, Edo/Meiji era

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1910: Item # 562901

Please refer to our stock # 10458 when inquiring.
$ 1,200

Storage jar of hexagonal shape with a dripping tea dust glaze over a fine dark brown clay. In the side the name of Asakura Sansho (or Yamaki) has been stamped, partly covered under the glaze. Bottom impressed with a leaf, which burnt during firing. Japan, late Edo, early Meiji period.
Measurements approximately: height 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm), diameter at widest point 10 in. (25.5 cm), diameter at bottom 6 ½ in. (16.7 cm).
Mint condition.
The name of Asakura Sansho is also connected with Tanba ware. A hexagonal jar from an earlier period, signed with the same name, in typical Tanba clay and glaze was found as well. This family may have worked in a variety of styles.

Ex collection CC Wang.