This Japanese contemporary Nabeshima blue celadon porcelain vase was made by the famous Potter Choshun Ogasawara about 30 years ago. It is a handmade, hand glazed porcelain vase by this artist using various tools and slip glaze. It is a fine, beautiful piece with an elegant shape and gorgeous blue color. Choshun Ogasawara is a Japanese potter who is very famous for his work with Nabeshima porcelains, and the bottom has his signature. It is in excellent condition for its age, with no cracks or chips. It is a nice tall size. It is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips, there may be some ge related surface wear. See more below about the maker and about Nabeshima. Please see our other items by this famous potter and his kiln.
SIZE: Height 9.2" or 23.37 cm, Diameter at largest point 3.7" or 9.4 cm
The Potter: Ogasawara Changchun IX 小笠原長春 Born 1932-
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Please see our other pieces by Chosun. Translated from the website of the potter: Born Ogasawara Changchun in 1932. As successor to the family of potters, he is also known as Ogasawara Choshun IX. He studied the Nabeshima celadon together late seventh generation of Changchun father, Ken of 5 years died the eighth generation = 20100;) of his brother, to continue making earthenware activities while protecting the traditional technique. The first prize in the west Crafts Exhibition in 1973, and since, I repeat winners of 15 times, winning in each exhibition and Japanese traditional crafts exhibitions and magazines. Japan crafts association members. Also keen and research of pottery pieces and excavation of the old kilns, to serve as well as Imari Council for the Protection of Cultural Properties Committee provinces and cultural property protection guidance committee. this is from the website of the potter, which we were happy to find for a change,
History of 鍋島 Nabeshima (excerpt)
Nabeshima porcelains date back to the Enpou era (1673-1681) . Since around 1750, they began using standard four colors; red, blue, green, yellow, and the designs were adopted from plants or patterns on kimonos. The elaborated, striking, and original expressions found on these wares make it seem impossible that they were three hundreds years ago! They possess a beauty which can be shared today. Nabeshima is a supreme porcelain ware manufactured at Nabeshima feudal kiln (Saga prefecture today) under strict supervision during the Edo period. It is considered that the birth of Nabeshima porcelain had aimed to stabilize the relationship with the Tokugawa shogun family and other influences by presenting them as homage instead of popular and valuable Chinese porcelain.
From the mid 17th century onward many of these opulent and often highly ornamental pieces were shipped abroad from the port of Imari, resulting in all pieces crafted in and around the area ( ie. Arita and Nabeshima) being grouped together under the IMARI label. Therefore, the Japanese as well as Europeans called them Imari. Although there is an interpretation that the ceramists have been treated as if slaves, it was honorable to be chosen as a feudal ceramist. As a matter of fact, feudal ceramists earned more and matured their skills, named Nabeshima porcelain, under this political purpose.
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