This Japanese Vintage Oribe-ware Shokudai or Candle stand holder is a most unusual piece of Oribe yaki. It is the first Oribe shokudai I have seen. It is old, made at the beginning of the 20th century, prior to the 1940s- so it could be Taisho or Showa era made both which started in the 1920s. It is handmade in all one piece except the lid and with traditional old Oribe clay. There are inside sockets made for the candles. It is made in the fashion of a tea ceremony teapot on a warming stand. It has a very nice long curved handle and wide plate that looks like it is sitting on but it is all one piece. The traditional Oribe green is painted on the pot with carved out flowers under the glaze. Cat eye designs are painted on the bottom in brown on cream. It is a heavy pottery. It is in very good condition with no cracks or chips.
Size: Height 5.26 inches or 13.5cm, Width 4.09 by 4.21 inches, 10.5cm by 108 cm. Weight 415 grams or .91 pounds
Oribe yaki 織部焼
Oribe ware 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 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 of the 1500s). Oribe is a style of pottery with many variations.
The clay body typically has a low-iron content and is formed by hand, on a potter's wheel, or by drape moulding. 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 such as 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. from Wiki
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