Japanese Hagiyaki Flower Ceramic Ikebana Vase Japanese Hagiyaki Flower Ceramic Ikebana Vase

Modern Japanese Ceramics

Japanese Hagiyaki Flower Ceramic Ikebana Vase

$225.00

Age:1981

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 6-3/4”h x 3-1/4” dia.

This is a flower vase in a traditional form of Japanese HAGI ware. This was made about 30 years ago. HAGI ware is the pottery of Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan, and one of the most popular pottery types which people have admired from ancient times.This vase has a beautiful posture and color and is sensitively made with all the standard characteristics of creative glazed modern Japanese ceramics. The reddish clay is sensitively shown through the translucent white drip glazing. It has a wonderful thick tubular shape with wonderfully fashioned “ears”, (mimitsuki), with a natural free form opening that is slightly above the recessed rim. The base also has a similar natural feel to  the forming of the clay. The piece is unsigned. 

Vintage Condition: This is an exceptionally glazed vase in pristine condition: no chips or missing elements or repairs. “As is” and retains the original craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear or structural damage noted, which there are none. 

NOTE: The origins of Hagi yaki ware go back about 400 years. It was brought to Japan by potters returning from Korea. There was a decisive battle in 1600 in which the Lord Mori, who was protecting the Korean potters, was defeated, and subsequently moved his castle to Hagi. At this point, a kiln was opened in Hagi, and this was the starting point of Hagi yaki ware. In later times, the style was changed and diversified. One of the features of Hagi yaki ware is the feeling of softness and warmth of the soil in the finished product. It has been used mainly for tea ceremony implements, and the art has been improved and developed. Now, Hagi yaki ware is highly valued as one of the world's greatest types of earthenware.