This Japanese vintage Oribe pottery 織部焼 pedestal plate is probably about 20-30 years old. It is a favorite 'go to' pottery for Japanese daily ware. As you can see we have many Oribe pieces and all of them are on sale. This is a beautiful vintage plate with high foot. It is handmade, hand decorated, and hand glazed. This plate is made in the style of Oribe ware that is famous for its green copper glaze, black and bold painted designs. Oribe is one of the oldest Japanese pottery styles. It is a classic and easily recognizable style. A flower is painted in the center and the foot is striped.
It is in excellent condition, no cracks or chips. Please see the pictures and ask any questions. We are non-house smokers and do not smoke around our wares and our very careful with them to have clean hands and in the packing. We are careful to check incoming items for any unusual smells. Again please let us know if you have any questions. This is a purchase from a known ceramics dealer in Japan.
Size: Diameter 7 inches or 17.78 cm, Height 3 inches or 7.62 cm
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Oribe ware called Oribe-yaki written 織部焼
Oribe ware or most often called 織部焼 Oribe-yaki, is a type of Japanese pottery most identifiable for its use of green copper glaze and bold painted design. It was the first use of colored stoneware glaze by Japanese potters. It is one of the Mino styles originating in the late 16th century. It takes its name from tea master Furuta Oribe 1544–1615. Oribe is a style of pottery with much variation. There is a great variety in the type of ware as well as the surface treatment. Like many types of Japanese pottery, bowls and dishes are common. Oribe wares also include lidded jars and handled food containers.
The clay body typically has a low-iron content and is formed by hand, on a potter's wheel, or by drape molding. The surface is painted and decorated with lively surface designs, which may be based on nature, geometric patterns, or a combination of the two. White slip and clear glaze are also used. For the brilliant green color, wares are fired using oxidation at 1220 degrees Celsius. If these conditions are not met, the glaze may be brown or red.
The late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries or the Momoyama and early Edo, were one of the great periods of Japanese ceramic production in Seto and the neighboring Mino region. It was the period when individual artisans began to explore their craft most creatively, pushed on by the demands of the tea ceremony and the aesthetics of the tea master Oribe. Many of the most famous Raku and Shino bowls were produced at that time, and even in those days they were hugely valuable. The Jesuit priest Louis Frois wrote that one tea bowl equaled the price of the most precious jewels in Europe. As a result, Seto mono is as common a term for ceramics in Japan as china is in England.
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