This wonderful old blue-and-white porcelain 瀬戸Seto 吊り花瓶 Tsuri kabin or hanging flower vase is at least 100 years old dating to the Meiji period or the beginning of the Taisho period. It is a lovely small flower vase in great old white handmade Seto porcelain and hand painted in underglaze blue with the delicate and well known motif of many flowers we often see on old Seto ware. It is in great condition, has one very small chip on the back top, and a kiln crack not a through and through on the back, some crazing. Neither are noticeable when hanging. It does hold water and does not leak. We have several hanging vases in our home either with or without flowers or pieces of ivy , they make great decorations.
SIZE: Length 5.9" or 14.98 cms, Width 3.9" or 9.9 cms, Depth 2" or 5.08 cms.
瀬戸 Seto Ware of the Aichi prefecture of Japan
Seto ware refers to a type of Japanese pottery, stoneware, and ceramics produced in and around the village of Seto in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The Japanese term for it, setomono, is also used as a generic term for all pottery.Seto was the location of one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan
Pottery made in Seto dates back to the 13th century. Katō Shirōzaemon is credited as the first to produce wares in the town. In the 1220s he studied the art of pottery in China. After several failed attempts in various Japanese towns, Shirōzaemon founded a successful kiln at Seto. Other potters followed thereafter and Seto became a renowned center for ceramic production.
During the Kamakura period, wares produced in Seto imitated the pottery of the Song Dynasty in China. Later, in the Muromachi period (1337–1573), Seto glazes were refined and the styles developed there spread to other areas in Japan such as modern Gifu Prefecture.
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