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Japanese Shigaraki Large Storage Jar, Tsubo, Muromachi to Edo Period, circa 1600

$8,000

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A stunningly beautiful Japanese Shigaraki ash glazed storage jar, called a tsubo, late Muromachi or early Edo Period, Shigaraki kilns, Shiga, Japan, 16th-17th century. Made for the Japanese tea ceremony, the roughly formed stoneware ovoid jar, called a tsubo, features a striking drippy natural ash glaze of a mottled olive tone. The heavy stoneware body of the tsubo formed using the coil technique. The dark red clay burned brown in the kiln, with scattered kiln adhesions, is rough, with many imperfections and an intriguing series of warty bubbles (created when gasses within the clay expanded in the kiln). The jar mostly undecorated save for a series of concentric incised lines to the shoulder and neck. The body also features a group of shallowly incised "x" marks, which is somewhat typical of shigaraki ware. With an attractive keyaki (elm) wood presentation stand. For a slightly larger example with a similar glaze, see the one in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Mary Griggs Burke Collection, accession 2015.300.275.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.75 in. (40.01 cm)Diameter: 12.75 in. (32.39 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    GlazedStoneware,Elm
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1600
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The stand with a stable split to the wood. Also with scuff marks to the top. The jar in very good condition. One The foot somewhat uneven; a shim used for stability.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894714988842

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    Ships From: Austin, TX
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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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