Japanese Antique Awata Kyo-yaki Satsuma Moriage and Enameled Porcelain Water Pitcher and Vanity Basin Famous Takeuchi-zo 武内造
or 'made by. The online Japanese-English dictionary maintained by Australia's Monash University defines 'moriage' or n the ceramics context as 'to pile up' or 'to heap up', and in other usages as to stir up or to enliven. The Noritake Collectors Guild limits the definition of 'moriage' to the beadwork seen in gilt on many pieces, although the technique generally has come into use with regards to just about any Japanese raised decoration brushed onto ceramics in the thick mixture of clay and water called 'slip'. This [particular style was made during the late Meiji or eary Taiho period according to my very knowledgeable friend, Sandra. It is closest to the style that falls under the Awata Kyo-yaki Satsuma. It is considered Awatu Kyoyaki enamelware and not moriage. Takeuchi 武内 was also known for his fine wares of Coralyn and Sharkskin. It is also made similar to '.to But according to Gotheborg, 'Moriage is a slip decoration of raised enamels. It occurs on Satsuma wares as early as circa 1890 but tends to be more carefully applied on early pieces. Moriage also seems to be limited to pieces made outside of the Satsuma domain while being typical for Kyoto Satsuma ware.'
Condition: There is one two spots on the bottom of the bowl that happened in the kiln that is called a
Weight 1 lb. 5 oz. or 648 grams
Pitcher Height 3.87 inches or 9.83 cm. Diameter largest area 4.5 inches or 11.43 cm, at smallest 4 inches or 10.16 cm.
Basin diameter 7.62 inches or 19.35 cm and Height 3.25 inches or 8.25 cm.
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Japanese Antique Awata Kyo-yaki Satsuma Enameled Porcelain Water Pitcher and Basin Takeuchi-zo 武内造