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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
16th Century Antique Japanese Tokoname Pottery Tsubo

16th Century Antique Japanese Tokoname Pottery Tsubo

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1700: Item # 1407698

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A later Muromachi to Momoyama period (16th century) storage jar from the Tokoname region displaying a thin green glaze over the rich, wet red clay. Thickly potted, air bubbles have burst on the surface, a product of impurities and the undoubted high demand at that time stretching the limits of production. Roughly 11 inches (28 cm) tall. There is a firing flaw extending from the neck on one side, and a crack from the other (see close-up photos).
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.