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.

Spectacular Muromachi Tokoname Pottery Tsubo

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1700: Item # 1407697

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The Kura
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A fabulous Muromachi period (15th century) storage jar from the Tokoname region displaying all the attributes of the period, from the dusting of thin ash glaze to the misshapen form and dark red clay. Opposite the glazed cloud is a mottling of Hi-iro, a klin effect caused by imbalance in the heat and flame on different parts of the pot. The neck rises slightly from the shoulder of the pot, in a vertical line ending in a cleft mouth typical of the era. Roughly 16 inches (40 cm) tall it is in excellent condition.
Tokoname was one of the famous Rokkoyo or Six Ancient Kilns (Echizen, Seto Tokoname, Shigaraki, Tamba and Bizen), and was the oldest and most prolific.