Hagi-yaki pottery, which has been made for over four centuries, blossomed and has been famous to this day for making all types of Japanese pottery. The charm of Hagi-yaki pottery lies in the texture of the clay and unglazed surfaces, and in this case the bottom of the piece and foot. This results in another interesting characteristic, that is, that its color and tone change with use, especially if used to drink tea. Hagi-yaki pottery also effectually expresses a certain “simplicity” due to the original standards of its style, the characteristic of the clay, and the glazing technique. Thus, Hagi-yaki pottery has been widely appreciated by experts of the tea ceremony.
The piece has an fine crackling finish of off white with the signature notch on the foot indicating Hagi ware. Beautiful to the touch with shallow ribbing under the glazed surface. The piece is in fine original condition. Dimensions: 2-3/4” dia. x 3-0”h.
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It all began during Hideyoshi’s invasion of Korea in 1592. Hideyoshi ordered a Hagi lord, Mori Terumoto, to bring back two famous Korean pottery, the brothers Yi Sukkwang and Yi Kyung, and make them establish kilns in Hagi. This is why Hagi-yaki pottery was also called Kourai, or Korean pottery.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection