A Japanese Vintage Kyoto Ware Pottery vase, most often called Kyo-yaki. It is handmade and hand glazed with a beautiful thick turquoise or ocean colored blue glaze. The shape unusual, a long and wide square neck on the top wider at one end than the other, and it with keyhole handles. It is finished off by a round elegant bottom with a slanted square foot. It is not signed and I do not know the potter, although there is a potter slash on the bottom, which is the mark used from the old days. Most likely, it was made by a descendant potter of a Kyoto pottery family. There is craze to the glaze, see the article excerpt below. It is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips and is about 30 years old. It is a nice quality piece and tall but not huge:
SIZE: Height 9.5" or 24.2 cms, Square, L and W are 4.4" or 11.2 cms
We have close to 160 vases of all different Japanese makers, sizes, colors, styles and ages, all in different caregories in the store. The easiest way to find them all is by searching on ‘vases’ in the “Search” box on any page, that says 'What are you looking for ?'
Do you often see crazing and wonder why people are telling you 'it is not a problem'‘. Here is an excerpt from a blog by Potter Tom Turner and his site that should help understand further: Crazing- Here we have another border line issue-crazing. Is it a defect, or a decoration’. Crazing is caused by the glaze shrinking more than the body during cooling of the glaze firing in the kiln. Crazing can be seen as a flaw, especially on low fired pottery where liquids will go through the craze, through the body, and onto furniture. Crazing is also called crackle, and has been developed to a high art by the Oriental potters. I have said before, ‘When does crazing become crackle, when you put ink in it’. Crazing on a vitreous body such as porcelain, is not a flaw, or detriment. Some colors prefer the chemistry that causes crazing.
Kiyomuzu-yaki or Kyoto Ware
Kiyomuzu-yaki is the old name for Kyoto Ware. In the 17th century, in Kyoto, then Japan's cultural capital, kilns produced lead-glazed pottery like the pottery of southern China. The city pf beautiful artwork is of many generations of families of potters with the skill of the potter being handed down through each generation. Some of the most modern looks, new skills and well known potters art are currently known for their Kyo-Ware or Kyo-yaki for pieces from the past 10-40 years. Please see our many other items from Kyoto of all ages and from many well know and famous artists.
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