A Japanese vintage Mino- Seto celadon glazed porcelain of a censer or incense burner is made in the fashion of a leaf. It is jhan molded all the way around in a hexagonal shape each fold representing a leaf, the open sukashi top in the form of crumpled leaves, It is simple yet unusual and very creative. It has a very nice handmade form with a celadon hand dipped glaze in a great shade of celadon perfect for a leaf. It is about 40-50 years old of the late Showa period. It does have some darkness to the surface which should at least partially come off. It has no cracks or chips. It has some normal crazing to the glaze.
Size: Width and Height 4.09 by 4.29 inches, or 10.5 by 11 cm. Height 3.39 inches or 8.7 cm
What is Mino Ceramic 美濃焼 Ware?
In the Tono region of Gifu Prefecture during the late Kofun period of 7th century, pottery called Sue Ware, different to clay pottery, was fired in Anagama kilns made by digging into mountain slopes.This is thought to be the origin of Mino Ceramics Ware. Today, it includes general Mino tableware which very much resembles some Arita ware; Oribe ware, and Seto- pottery- ki-Seto yellow Seto and Setoguro black Seto. Please see the above website for more information.
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