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Vintage hand-thrown Japanese Bizen tea jar/canister, signed - $120 (Woodland, WA)

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condition: like new
make / manufacturer: Karusu
model name / number: Bizen Ware/ Tea canister
size / dimensions: 8” diameter x 8” tall

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This is a re-creation of a 16th century Bizen tea canister produced by Karusu of Japan. I believe it to be vintage if not antique. I bought it from an estate auction 10 years ago and the paperwork I got with it is shown and included. If you read Japanese, you can determine it’s age and value better than me! I believe the company that employed the artist that produced this stoneware pot is still in operation because similar items are available on ebay…but nothing this epic! I haven’t been able to find this design outside of the Detroit Institute of Arts museum…but I like the looks of this one more! There must have been other similar jars of this style produced by Karusu, but I am guessing they were expensive and the number was limited.
What I am sure of is that when I saw it, my attention was grabbed. The look and feel of this art piece was enough to persuade this guy, who doesn’t collect much Japanese art, to pay up and acquire it! I believe it is way undervalued at $120…but at that price, I got to enjoy it for all these years for free!

The condition is flawless and it is signed on the bottom by the artist. The measurements are 8”x 8” which I believe signifies good luck!

$120

The link to the Detroit Institute of Arts museum, which contains some interesting history and photo, is below:

https://dia.org/collection/tea-storage-jar-bizen-ware-49681


Pottery jar, hand made, ancient design, earthenware, Bizenware, storage
JJ

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