Japanese Mashiko Teapot?

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Japanese Mashiko Teapot?

Post by alexlenehan on January 25th 2017, 7:53 pm

I haven't been able to identify this teapot and probably never will (none of these pieces, bought as a 'job lot,' had tomobaku or labelled boxes.) However, just the glaze control on the handle alone puts this piece up with some of the best in my collection.

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Post by NaomiM on January 26th 2017, 9:29 pm

Are you sure it's Japanese?

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Post by alexlenehan on January 26th 2017, 9:44 pm

I *think* so. Although the shape doesn't scream Japanese, the persimmon/tenmoku on the handle and the ash glaze ( I think, correct me if I am wrong!) body would line up with a possible Mashiko attribution. Also, it was part of a large collection that was purportedly collected in Japan.

That said, I am often way off the mark and this could be another case!

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Post by NaomiM on January 26th 2017, 9:58 pm

I'll move it to ID My Pottery until we're sure.

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Post by alexlenehan on January 26th 2017, 10:06 pm

Thank you!
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Post by alexlenehan on January 27th 2017, 1:54 am

I've expanded my research on this piece and it does bear some resemblance to coffee pots made at the Leach studio. This one may be a Western outlier in the collection!
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Post by NaomiM on January 27th 2017, 11:36 am

The glazed circle on the base is reminiscent of Abuja/Wenford Pottery, but the Nuka glaze is more like Japanese pottery.

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