Japanese antiques, 9-25-2011

I saw two great Chinese bowls from the Song period. They are both tea bowls, one a carved celadon, the other a temmoku. The writing on the box lids from both of them are from a dealer in Osaka that is considered to be a guarantee they are what he says they are. They are the first real Song pieces I have handled and they are very nice.

The third piece is interesting too. It is a piece made in Holland during the Edo period. It was ordered by a Japanese person from Holland. It is interesting to see this piece. It isn’t all that great from a technical point of view. They were trying hard but all aspects of it are wanting.

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I have lived in Japan for 19 years doing ceramics almost the whole time. I have a wood burning noborigama and a long snake kiln.. I
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