This is an old Japanese Vintage Seto Ware 瀬戸 Rare Style Daiza bōru is the Japanese word for a Pedestal Bowl Daiza means carving a stand for a stone that has a flat base. 'Dai' refers to any display that is a stand or platform. Sometimes it is used interchangeably with 'daiza'. The art of daiza carving is a specialized skill involving careful attention to the detail of the stone for which it is being created. Bōru means bowl. In this case, it was most likely made for the tea ceremony like a kashiki for serving desserts or a special Japanese cake in.
Seto ware is one of the oldest famous potteries of Japan. This is beautiful old Seto pottery work and very unusual as Seto can be with its many different forms and styles. It does look like stoneware with a light colored glaze to it The inscription on the bottom is unknown to me unless it is an artistic way of writing one of their seal script marks similar to like , or it could represent a flower as a translation for one of the kilns names the box does have what I recognize of the Seto mark. This is very important as it adds to the value when it is a tomobako, or a box made especially for the piece so we will try to get some help with it. This unusual Seto ware piece It is in excellent vintage condition, no cracks or chips. In my opinion by style and overall piece, it is most likely antique by not yet known. A fine old Setoyaki pedestal bowl with artist hand work by the potter.
Size: Diameter 6.2 inches or 16 cm Height 4.3 inches or 11 cm or 4.3" tall Weight: 1.01kg or 2.2 lb including the wooden box. Weight: 2.0 kg or 4.4 lbs. Important for the purchaser to know the tomobako info and whether to keep it as opposed to the ship weight difference
Seto ware, Seto-yaki 瀬戸焼き
Seto, located close to Nagoya is one of the Nihon Rokkoyo i.e. one of the six old kilns of medieval Japan. The history of this craft in Seto goes back 1300-years, the longest of any area in Japan. The location of Seto makes it ideal for the production of pottery and ceramics. The soil around the city contains good quality porcelain clay and silica (used in making glass), and there are forests nearby to provide firewood for fuel.
The history of ceramics in Seto dates back to the Heian period from 794-1185, with the creation of Akazu-yaki ware, a type of pottery where the clay could be glazed in a number of different ways before it was fired. Japan's first ash-glazed pieces were also fired in Seto sometime in the 14th century. Seto became recognized as one one of the six "Nihon Rokkoyo" during the Kamakura period from 1158-1333, and it stood out from the other areas as it as the only area to glaze its pottery.
This is excerpts from the Gothberg website. See more information about Seto at the Gothberg website on Japanese porcelain.
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