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Re: Mashiko Teaware of Japan 101

by AdamMY » Aug 9th 12 6:16 pm

Saladin wrote:Hey those look great Adam! You got the companion to my cup :) I really like that cup from Okinawa! I love the high foot. Are you familiar with LNT Kinjo Jiro? If not, his work deserves a serious look ( if you can find it).

Just googled Kinjo Jiro. Pretty cool stuff. Did not dare look at prices, I have learned its best to avoid looking at prices until I strike it rich for Living National Treasures. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just curious did you get the Tsuboya-yaki cup that was more white, but with the two blue intersecting circles with a yellow interior? Because I only found out about this cup because I ordered that one from the Gallery and he told me it had been sold the day before, but he did have another piece from the same artist, which he then sent me photo's of ( and of course I bought).

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Re: Mashiko Teaware of Japan 101

by Saladin » Aug 9th 12 6:57 pm

Oh, I actually bought mine a while back from the potters family but mine looks just like yours. I think it may be from the same firing/ batch etc.. I really like it. I didn't get that other cup with circles.
I somehow scored a kino jiro vase on ebay a while back from an estate sale for a ridiculously low price. Sometimes estate sales are a fun way to find things like that (cheap). I know a guy who has regularly found Shimaoka Tatsuzo plates and other treasures for just a few dollars each!

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Re: Mashiko Teaware of Japan 101

by chamekke » Feb 20th 14 8:05 am

Here's a chawan I bought a few years ago... the person selling it said that it was an estate find, said to have been originally purchased in Mashiko in the early 1960s. There is no potter's mark.

To tell you the truth, I'm not sure if it is Mashiko - the colours certainly don't belong to the usual earth-tones palette. I like it, though.

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Re: Mashiko Teaware of Japan 101

by hopeofdawn » Feb 20th 14 8:10 am

Wow! No matter where it came from, it's beautiful! How big is it?

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Re: Mashiko Teaware of Japan 101

by Tead Off » Feb 20th 14 8:10 am

You're right. It doesn't look like a Mashikoyaki. Nice chawan, really nice!

Adam,

I also think the Mashiko yaki is worth paying attention to. It is lyrical and has a spirit in its designs.

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Re: Mashiko Teaware of Japan 101

by Saladin » Feb 20th 14 6:09 pm

chamekke wrote:Here's a chawan I bought a few years ago... the person selling it said that it was an estate find, said to have been originally purchased in Mashiko in the early 1960s. There is no potter's mark.

To tell you the truth, I'm not sure if it is Mashiko - the colours certainly don't belong to the usual earth-tones palette. I like it, though.

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The inside glaze does look like a nuka type but I'm not sure whats going on with the outside... looks like a crystal glaze? Sometimes copper does that. What's the kodai look like?

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Re: Mashiko Teaware of Japan 101

by JBaymore » Feb 21st 14 12:06 am

Mashiko has had a huge international influence on the work for a long time, as well as ceramists from all over Japan settleing there. While the "traditional" work has a "look".............. there are people producing all manner of wares in Mashiko. Many are not reasily recognizable as Mashikoyaki.

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Re: Mashiko Teaware of Japan 101

by Saladin » Feb 21st 14 6:13 pm

Yeah, what John said. Mashiko pottery can pretty much look like anything.