This Japanese Vintage Koishiwara-yaki or Pottery Small Dish, Bowl is the first I have seen of this one of many types, styles or makers called Koishiwara-yaki . The form is wonderful and the glaze is absolutely amazing. This Koishiwara-yaki dish was hand formed by the skilled potter of the wares. It has an absolutely incredible form for a small dish, In Japon, it is called the 'kozara' size that ranges from 3 1/8" - 5 7/8 , It is almost the mamezara or size of the popular collector's plate. This was made as a small side plate, but not quite small enough to be a sauce dish. It has a really interesting glaze like one we have not yet seen before, thick and cracked with beautiful cracks all over, very creative and unusual. I would love to see how it was done. most certainly by hand, as discussed on the Koishiwara-yaki website. It is a traditional old pottery of Japan since the Edo period. They consider it a type of Mingei tableware. This would be great to collect as tablewares and one would make a lovely dresser dish for jewelry. It is in excellent vintage condition of about 20-30 years old, there are no chips or cracks. Our continued efforts to introduce our customers and the world to as many types of Japanese wares as possible. In an effort to catch up we are temporarily using these pictures until we can come back around to it, if you wish to see moire before I do, please let me know!
Size: Size: Diameter 3.74 inches or 9.5 cm, Height 2.5 inches or 1 cm
Koishiwara-yaki or Pottery 小石原村焼き
Koishiwara-yaki has been made since the Edo period of 1603-1868. It was begun by two members of the Kuroda clan, originally from the old Hizen area. It is from and made in the city of Fukouka, Kyushu. The company concept on their home page says, 'to create new beauty in utility and restore the craftsmanship.' Koishiwara is known for its warmth in clay. And, they are, in Koishiwara modernization, a type of Mingei ware which is
They are currently in the state of 'The Koishiwara Project', There are five kilns or -gamas and five Master potters, one at each kiln, of course. These are listed on the introductory page of the website.
It is really wonderful and interesting to watch Japan grow and rebuild many of their historical ware. There is quite a bit more interesting information on their website, it is easily found with a google search and we will add the link to our 'Favorites' links on our homepage. Please see it and support the Japanese endeavors for rebuilding this art and old traditional historical pottery, it would make a wonderful tableware set, and see their website for more information!
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