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.
Antique Japanese Takatori Bottle Vase

Antique Japanese Takatori Bottle Vase


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1920: Item # 1400606

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The Kura
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
tel.81-75-201-3497
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 $450.00 
A quashed bottle from the southern island of Kyushu of rich red sandy clay covered in a brush application of pale white supplanted by thick green overflowing from the neck. Here the artist has crushed in the sides before applying the glazes; a striking combination, and unusual for the typically refined style of Takatori. On the base are two stamps, one a swirl typical of the Agano region, the second a cartouche containing the character Taka. It is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) tall, roughly the same diameter and comes enclosed in a rough, age darkened wooden box likely from the opening of the 20th century, Meiji to Taisho period.