Pair of Japanese porcelain covered jars, signed with 6 character mark that I believe is a Fukagawa mark. Both jars are signed, and both are in excellent condition. This matched pair is 9 inches in height. Hand painted in vertical stripes, with 4 different designs, all Imari inspired. Interspersed are chrysanthemum mons of white and gold. These date to mid 20th century, and are the continuation of the Imari tradition of cobalt blue under the glaze and red and gold over the glaze. The difference between antique Imari pieces and these is that these are fine white porcelain with a clear glaze. Old Imari and Fukagawa have a grayish glaze. Traditional techniques have been employed, but they are more precise in potting and painting. Perfect condition, no wear to the gold. 20th century Imari / Fukagawa pieces have a vibrancy and crispness of design, and they make beautiful decorations in your home.
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Fukagawa Porcelain Pair Covered Jars