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Today we are charmed to offer for sale a rather stunning antique Japanese Tokoname terracotta vase! Tokoname ware refers to a type of Japanese pottery, stoneware, and ceramics produced in and around the municipality of Tokoname, Aichi, in central Japan. Tokoname was the location of one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan. This late Meiji (1868-1912) and early Taishō period (1912-1926) vase is signed/stamped on the bottom and features a raised relief design of flying gilded Ryu or Tatsu dragons, with textured relief clouds in the background. The elongated neck of the vase features two geometrical borders interspersed with a gilded ring. The mouth of the vase is decorated with an arabesque-style design. This rare and special vase presents very well and is in very good antique condition, with very minimal display wear and patina commensurate with age and type of use. There are no chips or cracks noted. A most wonderful piece that will add worldly sophistication to any fine Asian pottery collection out there. A special piece for a special buyer!
Dimensions: Height: 14-5/8″ Diameter of mouth: 3-3/4″ Diameter of base: 3-7/8″ Approx. Diameter of body: 6-1/2″
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