Saturday, May 23, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
From the mid 1700's through the Meiji period plates, bowls and especially "soba choko" were made with the snake's eye foot known as "Jya no me Kodai" (蛇の目高台). Although this style of foot declined after the early 20th century, it was still used through the war to some extent. There are even some still made especially modern soba choko.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
There are various forms of transfer ware. Stencils (katagami) were used from the Edo period. Copper plate (Doban) was begun 1887 in Hizen. There were other techniques used as well. Konnyaku inban gave a very soft blurry design.
Transfer print types
1. Konnyaku Inban *used since the middle of the Edo period. (Stamp). **not common these days.
2. Dohantensha (etch) *used from Meiji period
3. Katagamisurie (stencil/pattern) *used from Mid Edo period.
*screen print transfers are called screen insatsu スクリーン印刷.
These are medium sized plates (11cm and 15.5cm) from the Meiji era. They are Seto yaki. They show obvious transfer flaws, which are quite common in this era.
The mark is Sho 正 with a roof over it.
Small plate (kozara)
Early Meiji era katagamisurie
at May 19, 2015
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