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Lot 0088
A Japanese Sumida lidded jar (this shape is also referred to as a tobacco humidor), with two Lohan in high relief on the body, and a humorous monkey in a kimono forming the knob of the lid. The lid and neck are covered in a rich, thick flambe glaze that runs down the top portion of the vase, running into the traditional Sumida red ribbed body. This jar is in excellent condition with no chips, and has the Gozan potter's mark in a white glazed oval on the back. DIMENSIONS: 6 1/2' high (16.5 cm) x 5 1/4" diameter (13.3 cm).
,br>This charming and highly collectable studio pottery originates from the Sumida River area in Japan (near Tokyo). Produced primarily for export from the late 19th Century through the early 20th Century, this form of pottery is valued for the uniqueness of its handmade relief figures of people and animals engaged in various activities, often humorous or depicting scenes from folklore. The tops are usually covered with a thick glaze in earth tones while the bodies of the pieces have an applied "cold paint" (usually red).

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  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $45.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
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  • Location: This item ships from New Mexico.

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  • Condition

    This jar is in excellent condition with no chips

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    Japanese Sumida Gawa Humidor / Lidded Jar

    Estimate $300 - $400Apr 1, 2017