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.
Massive Kamakura period Tokoname Tsubo

Massive Kamakura period Tokoname Tsubo


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1700: Item # 1409041

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An exceptionally rare 13th-14th century voluminous Tokoname Tsubo in perfect condition, a real Museum piece. It is 22-1/2 inches (57 cm) diameter, 22 inches (56 cm) tall and in exceptional condition. There are losses to the natural ash glaze typical from time and use, but no cracks or repairs. Due to size this will require special shipping consideration. Tokoname is considered to be one of the six ancient kilns (a term developed in the post-war period, now thought not all encompassing). The others are: Bizen, Shigaraki, Tamba, Seto and Echizen. They are known as The Six Ancient Kilns of Japan". The Tokoname kilns were said to be the largest and most senior of them all, and in fact, the influence of early Tokoname shapes can be seen on the earliest works of the other five locations. Tokoname took advantage of its proximity to the sea by use of ships and held sway on the early pottery market throughout Japan, thus Tokoname pots have been excavated from Southern Kyushu up through Northern Japan.