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This lovely Japanese vintage Karatsu kashiki bowl dates to the mid 20th century and mid-Showa period. Karatsu is a famous old traditional pottery, please see more below. A kashiki bowl or plate is that designed to serve desserts at the tea ceremony and of course can be used for serving or this one would make a beautiful decorative piece. It is handmade and molded and made with an impressed design called Mishima inlay, which is many little flowers cropped close together and in this case a chrysanthemum in the center.
Karatsu is beautiful pottery in it's own right with much history and on the heavy side, please see more below. It is very similar to or reminds me of Onta Ware, in fact the seller could have been mistaken as I think it is more like Onta ware with Mishima inlay. It is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. Please see our other Karatsu ware. The potter has signed this on the bottom by inscribing with the Karatsu name. This is a fine Karatsu piece with a sought after design. Please look for our other Mishima pieces as well as some Onta ware we will be adding which reminds me very much of these pieces.
SIZE: Diameter 8.3" or cm, Height: 2.5" or cm, Weight: 535 grams
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Karatsu ware 唐津焼
There is a famous ancient saying—First Raku, second Hagi, third Karatsu—when referring to ceramic ware used for the Japanese tea ceremony. It is considered one of the top styles of pottery for use in tea ceremonies in Japan. Karatsu-yaki) is a style of pottery produced in and around Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, Japan. There are several variations produced in surrounding areas: Takeo Kokaratsu ware (produced in the adjoining city of Takeo), Taku Kokaratsu ware, and Hirado Kokaratsu ware. There are also varieties based on style: Painted Karatsu, Mottled Karatsu, and Korean Karatsu. Karatsu ware is known for its sturdiness and simple style; and is considered a traditional Japanese handicraft.
Fired in climbing kilns, Karatsu ware is made from a clay high in iron and can be undecorated or decorated with an iron-based underglaze, giving an earthy, simple, and natural feeling to the pieces. Detailed and interesting history about the mishima style dating back to Korean wares can be found on eyakimono, a link to the page is in our "Favorites" links on our homepage.
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Japanese Vintage Mid 20th Century Karatsu Pottery Bowl with Mishima Inlay
$56 USD SOLD
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