The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Early Edo Japanese Nagare- yu Yotsu-mimi Tamba Chatsubo

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1800: Item # 1373832

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The Kura
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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Veins of green Kai-yu meander over the body of this spectacular example of Edo period Tamba Pottery capping rich red clay rising from an abrupt base. A few bubbles in the clay reveal character about the torso, the lip powerfully rendered over the shoulder, which slumps to one side like some haggard but still proud old soldier. Four looping handles (mimi) would allow the lid to be tied down. Between two a drip from the roof of the kiln has adhered to the clay forming a point of interest. Retaining the character of Momoyama firing techniques, and easily classified as such, I believe this dates from the early Edo period, 17th century. The Tsubo is 18 inches (46 cm) tall, 13 inches (33 cm) diameter, and without cracks or repairs. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.