Layers of glazing, carving and then glazing again and many skilled hours are required to create this detailed beautiful Raku Aspen Pottery Vase. A homage to the beauty of nature and wild aspen. One of a Kind. Raku is a firing process developed in Japan. Glazed pottery is placed into the kiln and fired to 1860 degrees. While still hot, the pottery is then transferred to a sand bed with combustible paper, wood chips or anything with a will burn quickly. The hot pottery sets the material on…
A cloisonné enamel hexagonal vase Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Kyoto Namikawa (workshop of Namikawa Yasuyuki; 1845-1927) The tall, tapering hexagonal vase with high shoulders decorated in polychrome enamels and thick and thin gold wires with two butterflies flying above trailing branches of luxuriant wisteria, the flowers and leaves finely detailed, all against a dark blue ground, rims and base silver, signature incised on base. 12¼in. (31.1cm.) high. Christies 2013 - $225,750.
The following has been excerpted from The Ceramic Spectrum: A Simplified Approach to Glaze and Color Development, published by The American Ceramic Society. Note: Colors bars are for visual reference only, and do not represent exact colors, since that will depend largely on other elements of glaze chemistry mentioned
Browse and bid on the auction of A cloisonné enamel jar and cover by MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED KYOTO NAMIKAWA (WORKSHOP OF NAMIKAWA YASUYUKI; 1845-1927), taking place at Christie's from 10-Jun-2014 10:00 AM (EST) – 24-Jun-2014 12:00 PM (EST).