Japanese Oribe Pottery Ikebana Vase

Japanese Vintage Oribe Ikebana Vase | Oribe Slab Hanaire


Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 3-3/8”w x 8-1/4”h   

Shown is a tall cylindrical form slab constructed translucent smooth yellow olive-green Oribe vase. Potters of this style are followers of Yo to bi, (Beauty and Use), placing emphasis on a container’s beauty first, and its use second. This vase captures the essence of the Momoyama Period and Mingei traditions, with a modern and boundary-pushing twist. This asymmetrical Hanaire is made from four slabs of clay and mostly smooth. In this case, each side of the vase is slightly different; for one moment you think you are looking at a round piece but then realize that each side has offset vertical flat elements.

Vintage Condition: Excellent with unusual painted detail work giving depth to the finish. “As is”, and retains the original craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear, or structural damage noted.         

NOTE: Oribe ware (Oribe-yaki) is a classic style of pottery developed by the tea master Furata Oribe, (1544-1615), in the 16th century. Most of it is made in Seto province at the Mino kilns. Oribe ware is one of the most startling and innovative expressions, of Japanese ceramics in existence, not only of this period but of all periods. Oribe ware has a very earthy feel with its layering of naturally occurring colors. The rich, olive-green, copper glaze is the most recognizable.