DESCRIPTION: This is a rare, best of class antique Japanese “Brain” glaze vase from the Meiji-Taisho Period (c. 1920s-1930s). The vase is an outstanding piece of Japanese art pottery and features the rare Vermiculated “Brain” glaze technique, also known as “Crawling Shino”. This unique technique, which resembles the texture of a cerebral cortex, is the result of the glaze cooling too fast thus not fitting properly to the clay body. When the artist uses crawling, it creates small bare spots on the surface of the piece, making visible the bare clay body beneath. This palatial vase is finely crafted and detailed and features a baluster-shaped body with flared rim and applied faux ring handles. The vase is covered in it’s entirety with off-white crackled brain glaze. The bottom is un-glazed and features an impressed “JAPAN” mark. Vermiculated vases of this size and in this condition are seldom seen, making this piece a true rarity. Most vases sold were drilled to be made into lamps, are much smaller, or damaged. This large, mint-condition example will make a stellar addition to any collection!
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CONDITION: The vase presents beautifully and is in excellent antique condition, with minor display wear and patina commensurate with age. The glaze has intended crazing throughout, and there are a few minor manufacturing flaws and skips in glaze. We did not notice any damage, chips, or cracks in this piece. Please read full listing and review all photos prior to purchase.
DIMENSIONS: approx. 15″ in height, 9″ in outer diameter, 5-1/8″ diameter base
INVENTORY CODE: 2023/KP/F