This lovely blue handmade porcelain piece is covered with a material known as "sharkskin"; adorned with a ribbon in relief and and shiny white drip glaze painted with what appear to be small blue and red mon. It is hand-painted in the other areas as well, and has flowers, bird, butterfly and note on the side of the lip of the jar. This is a very rare and wonderful find.
Country of Origin: Japan.
Size: 4 1/2" without lid; lid adds about 1/4".
Signed: See Photos. Signed in Japanese Characters - Houkokusha.
Condiition: Very Good.
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