Early Northern Chinese earthenware jar in brown glaze with pressed cord textured surface. Made sometime between the 11th and 16th centuries. This form of workaday pottery remained relatively unchanged throughout this time span, and is difficult to precisely date. It measures 15 inches high and 12 inches wide at center. Very good condition with only one small rim chip.
19th century Japanese stoneware sake bottle with calligraphy. Probably a store bottle which was used to decant sake into a customer's own household bottle. Height 10 inches. No damages.
Antique Japanese Oribe ware pottery dish, early 19th century, Edo period (1818-1829). Phoenix design, with hen and cloud border motif, in dark brown, soft blue and clay pink on tan ground. Pressed linen texture. Makers mark Kozan impressed on reverse. Appraised in 1978 for $500 and in 1992 for $900. Measures 8.75 inches in diameter. Perfect condition. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Early Korean or Japanese stoneware jar. Measures 8" H x 8.5" W at shoulder and 7.5" W at base; lip opening is 4.75" W. Dark brown slip glaze with incised sgraffito designs at shoulder. No chips or cracks.
Vintage Oscar Bucher California Crafts flame glazed ceramic footed bowl in the Chinese Ming design. It measures 7.25 inches across and 3.75 inches high, and is signed on the base. Oscar Bucher is an award-winning ceramic artist who has been working with clay for over 50 years. His pieces have been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and beyond, including the International Ceramic Competition in Faenza, Italy and the Fletcher Ceramic International in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1960, he immigrated to Santa Barbara, California to establish his own pottery studio. His groundbreaking work consistently won awards and helped popularize high-fired ceramics in Southern California during the ’60s and ’70s re-emergence of Arts and Crafts movement. In 1975, he established the Ceramic and Glassblowing Programs at Santa Barbara City College and taught as the head of the Ceramic Department for over 20 years. He curated numerous workshops with top artists including Paul Soldner, Don Reitz, Otto Heino, Yoshiro Ikeda, Lana Wilson, Patrick Crabb, Philip Cornelius, and many others.