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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Antique Japanese Karatsu Yaki Crushed Vase

Antique Japanese Karatsu Yaki Crushed Vase

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1900: Item # 1455559

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The Kura
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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The fortuitous accident, something has collapsed against the shoulder of this vessel causing it to crumple in on one side, the pale gathering about the fused raw earth and cascading like a waterfall down over the dark glaze. Such calamities within the kiln, which create the unexpected, are not looked upon as failures, but celebrated as serendipitous events. Here the bottle has been challenged and comes out intact, if not scarred from the experience, much like we in our own lives. It is 23.5 cm (9-1/4 inches) tall and in excellent condition. It likely hails from the Agano region, 19th century. A great example of the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi. After all, what would be the fun if all turned out just as we planned?