Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 19

Large Japanese Antique Shigaraki Tsubo Jar

$8,000

About

An antique Japanese stoneware storage jar, known as tsubo from Shigaraki kiln, circa 17th-18th century (early Edo possibly Momoyama period). The tsubo is of an impressive size at nearly 20 inches high, hand-built with the sandy clay from the local Biwa lake bed. The form is of an archaic flair with balance and confidence, exhibiting an irregular contour with deep circular scraping lines around its body. Characteristic of Shigaraki stoneware, the jar has a natural deep brown-orange-reddish hues that varies subtly across its surface, a thin ash glaze that is almost invisible and a rough granular texture. Many "accidents" during the firing process are evident on this jar as well, a few large amalgamated granule protrusions, some exploded clay bubbles and even two chunks of embedded feldspar, all adding to its unique appeal. Since Muromachi (1336-1568) period, the Shigaraki ware was sought after for tea ceremony exactly for these natural wabi-sabi qualities. This tsubo makes a striking example of the Shigaraki stoneware. With its sculptural form, it feels strangely archaic and modern at the same time.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Diameter: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Style
    Japonisme (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    17th-18th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Surface character as shown; Kiln flaws of artistic intention.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU945020600272

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Atlanta, GA
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2006
1stDibs seller since 2010
244 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Japanese Shigaraki Large Storage Jar, Tsubo, Muromachi to Edo Period, circa 1600
Located in Austin, TX
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...
Category

Antique 17th Century Japanese Edo Ceramics

Materials

Elm, Stoneware

Large Japanese Imari Temple Jar with Cover
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A large Imari Japanese vase — gold leaf, manganese, and cobalt — with cover and large finial, featuring lattice work, ruyi heads and the Three Friends of Winter.
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Vintage Japanese Shigaraki Pottery Mizusashi by Ueda Naokata, circa 1960
By Ueda Naokata
Located in Prahran, Victoria
Vintage Japanese Shigaraki pottery Mizusashi water pot for tea ceremony signed by Ueda Naokata in dripping natural ash glaze resulting in different earthy tones of crackled greenish ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Ceramics

Materials

Wood, Pottery

Large Antique Chinese Ceramic Wine Jar
Located in New York, NY
A nicely glazed, tall antique Chinese ceramic wine jar with a wide mouth and graceful shape. From Shanxi Province, circa 1920. CR714.
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Palace Size Japanese Ginger Jar
Located in Dallas, TX
This large jar is over 30 inches tall Satsuma style decoration. There are red, gold and green tones among others, 1930s-1940s.
Category

Vintage 1940s Japanese Jars

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Tokoname Pot 14th-16th Century Muromachi Period / Tsubo / Old Pottery
Located in Sammushi, JP
We Japanese introduce unique items with unique aesthetics, purchasing routes, and ways that no one can imitate. Tokoname is an area in Aichi prefecture, Japan. It was a pottery p...
Category

Antique 16th Century Japanese Arts and Crafts Urns

Materials

Pottery

Japanese Contemporary Large Blue Three-Piece Porcelain Jar by Master Artist
Located in Vancouver, CA
Extraordinary massive Japanese contemporary three-piece lidded Porcelain temple jar/vase extremely intricately hand painted in blue, a signed masterpiece by highly acclaimed award-wi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Jars

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Japanese Brown Oil Jar with Weathered Appearance and Irregular Shape
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Japanese brown oil jar from the early 20th century, with weathered appearance and irregular shape. Our eye is immediately drawn to the interesting shape of this Japanese o...
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Ceramics

Materials

Pottery

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery