FABULOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE ORIBE TEA CEREMONY MIZUSASHI. Hand Crafted Chado Masterpiece Magnificent Japanese stoneware Oribe jar representing the epitome of the Japanese tea aesthetic. Stunning presence, exhibiting a masterful juxtaposition of the bold and subtle. Exquisite, organic form and wild decoration. Rich, fluid copper green glaze drips over the undulating surface of the jar. Rich iron red brushwork depicts various floral and botanical imagery upon lattice patterning. The artist has left his finger impressions in the two pinched applied handles on either side of the mizusashi for additional tactile pleasure. Masters of Oribe ware had to know just how much to alter a piece while retaining a natural elegance. This sublime jar is one of the boldest examples of oribe that we have ever seen. It is exceptionally magnificent and artistic. Precisely the type of form and decoration that Furuta Oribe created when he introduced this type of ware in the late 1500s. Exhibiting a sublime patina, with subtle crazing and darkening. The jar measures approximately 7 inches high and 6 1/2 inches across and is in handsome antique condition. The mizusashi exhibits the best of the wabi sabi aesthetic with original firing cracks and a kintsugi gold lacquer repair to the rim, highly sought after by tea masters who appreciate the natural sensibility. Originally created for use in the tea ceremony as a jar for water, today would make a superb sculptural work of art. Words cannot express the sublime presence that this mizusashi exudes in person. A wonderful example of Japanese life and expression, and an exquisite centerpiece for the discriminating collector of world class Japanese antiques and tea ceremony accoutrements. See 12 photos above left. Wabi-sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic. It is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional… It is also two separate words, with related but different meanings. “Wabi” is the kind of perfect beauty that is seemingly-paradoxically caused by just the right kind of imperfection, such as an asymmetry in a ceramic bowl which reflects the handmade craftsmanship, as opposed to another bowl which is perfect, but soul-less and machine-made. “Sabi” is the kind of beauty that can come only with age, such as chips, wear, or the subtle antique patina. It can also refer to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object. Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs. In one sense wabi-sabi is a training whereby the student of wabi-sabi learns to find the most simple objects interesting, fascinating and beautiful. Fading autumn leaves would be an example. Wabi-sabi can change our perception of the world to the extent that a chip or crack in a vase makes it more interesting and gives the object greater meditative value. Similarly materials that age such as bare wood, paper and fabric become more interesting as they exhibit changes that can be observed over time. VIEW OUR OTHER ANTIQUE TREASURES & OFFERINGS HERE. We have many wonderful Asian antiques listed this week including Satsuma, Inro, Netsuke, Bronze, Foo Lions, Kutani, Jade, Coral, Baskets, Lacquer, Mingei, Pottery, Snuff Bottles, Chado Tea Ceremony items, Tsuba, Menuki, Okimono, Woodblock Prints, Cinnabar Lacquer, Chinese Porcelain, Scrolls, Famille Rose, Masks, Ikebana Usubata, Yixing, Cloisonne, Hibachi, Kogo, Imari, Chawan, Incense Censers, Okimono, Paintings, Thangkas, Temple Items, Kimono, Byobu Screens, Stone, Architectural Elements, and many more Chinese Antiques, Japanese Antiques, Korean, and Tibetan Antiques, from the Ming, Qing, Goryeo, Joseon, Momoyama, Muromachi, Edo, and Meiji Periods. We have been in the antique business for 30 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. The items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. Please note that cause for return does not include barely noticeable minor wear commensurate with age or slight color variations from different computer monitors. Treasure every encounter, o. Ne chance in a lifetime. The item “SPECTACULAR JAPANESE ORIBE JAR Tea Ceremony Pottery Mizusashi Mingei Chado Pot” is in sale since Tuesday, June 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques”. The seller is “flowerheartsmile” and is located in Bellevue, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery
- Color: Multi-Color
- Featured Refinements: Tea Ceremony
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