Kyo yaki Porcelain New Years Rabbit | Circa 1963

This is a wonderful ceramic sculpture depicting a rabbit with beautifully ornamented body, having gold flakes on the face and back of the piece. Welcoming in the New Year, and most likely done for the Year of the Rabbit, it has a blue glaze with pink accents in the ears and eyes. The piece is in excellent condition and in its own signed kiriwood box. The piece has an impressed mark on the bottom identifying the artist. Dimensions: 6.0″L x 3-1/4″w x 5.0″h.”

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Kyo-yaki is the name given to pottery made in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto. Kyo-yaki came into being at the end of the 16th century, a period of great growth for Kyoto as the nation’s capital and center of politics and trade. The presence in Kyoto of artisans from all over the country, each equipped with their own special skills, meant that Kyoto was perfectly equipped to meet the pottery needs of the general public. This eclectic mix meant that Kyo-yaki was able to incorporate pottery techniques and designs from other regions of Japan as well as from China and Korea. This fusion gave rise to an original style, and led the potters to experiment even further, giving Kyoto a reputation for innovative pieces with a character all of their own.

Rabbit (usagi) – People born in the year of the Rabbit are the most fortunate. They are smooth talkers, talented, ambitious, virtuous and reserved. They have exceedingly fine taste and regarded with admiration and trust. 1903 1915 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011 2023 2035

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