This Japanese Kyoto Ware Pottery Vase is about 30-40 years old. This is a large handmade, hand molded piece with a rows of circular designs and flowers imprinted with a potters tool. The light brown pottery is then coated with light blue and a sunset orange glaze. it is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Another unique and beautiful pottery vase from a Kyoto potter and signed by the artist.
SIZE: Height 9.8" or 25 cm, Diameter. 6.5" or 16.51 cm
Kyōto-shi 京都市 and Kyo-yaki 京焼き
Historically known as Meaco, Kyoto most often called Kyōto-shi 京都市, is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Heian-kyō, the Heian Period capital of Japan that has become the present-day city of Kyoto. As a result the making of Kyoto Ware most often called Kyo-yaki 京焼き, has spread out from the center of Kyoto to regions around Kyoto. It's population is one of many generations of families of potters including many notable and famous potters.
It is said Kyoto Ware is deep, for it shows the mixture of the diversified ceramic essence. The city of beautiful artwork is of many generations of families of potters with the skill of the potter being handed down through each generation. Some of the most modern looks, new skills and well known potters art are currently known for their Kyo-Ware or Kyo-yaki for pieces during the second half of the 20th century for more modern pieces.