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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Antique Japanese Shodai-Yaki Fluted Dish

Antique Japanese Shodai-Yaki Fluted Dish

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1900: Item # 1396422

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White straw ash dribbled onto the yellow glaze forms a pair of fat exclamation points, or is it genies coming out of bottles in tandem? Whatever you see, this is a great example of Edo period Shodai Yaki pottery, one of the important origins of the modern concept of Mingei. Blanks in the glaze are formed where other pieces stood during firing, ghosts from the kiln. The dish is 24 cm (9-1/2 inches) diameter and comes enclosed in an old custom fitted wood box. It comes from a collection of Edo pottery, and inside the box is a receipt from October 1936. There are a few chips to the edge typical of age and use.
Shodai Yaki began in the Kanei era (early Edo period, circa 1650) in the region that is now Northern Kumamoto Prefeture. Heavy metallic content in the clay and an overall bold appearance are characteristic of this pottery.