Japanese antiques, 12-17-2011

Urushi, Kenzan, and Sue.

The gold covered lacquer bowls are from the Edo period, 60,000 yen a piece if you like. The first thing I thought of was “Narikin

The green lacquer is also from the Edo period.

The youngest is the spider web type design, from the Meiji period.

The lid with the nengo is from Kaei,

I personally don’t like Kenzan but the first one still commands great prices.

The Sue vase is from the Heian period, very old. It has a spot on the bottom that shows either repair or a kiln defect.

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About togeii

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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