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.
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Rare Antique Japanese Edo p Nagayo Sansai Bowl

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1900: Item # 1424682

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A later Edo period Nagayo Sansai Bowl decorated in tri color from the Nagayo kilns of Nagasaki. It is 16 cm (6-1/4 inches) diameter and in excellent condition, enclosed in an old kiri-wood box. It is based on the pottery traditions of Southern China (Kochin Sansai), as opposed to the Porcelain Sansai wares of Northern China. The Nagayo kilns experienced three periods of production, Early, middle and late Edo period respectively. The first lasted from the mid to late 17th century, possibly influenced by Chinese immigrants escaping the fall of the Ming Dynasty. The second period 1712-1820 was the longest phase, and wares were made for the domestic market, and this piece likely dates from that era. The final was a brief revival from 1845 to 1859. The Dappling of darker color interspersed is evidence of Qing era influence, and gives testament to the standing trade networks in Nagasaki (Japan’s only open port to the outside world in the Edo period) as well as that of pirates and smugglers which persisted throughout the Sakkoku closed country policy era.