So here we’ll take a look at some new Antique pots gracing my shelves from China.
Up first we have a stamped, unglazed cloud footed rectangle with lip, Huruwatari(middle crossing period, 1800-1911). This pot is shudei. Unlike more recent red unglazed Tokoname pots, Antique Shudei clay pots are made with a natural occurring clay, and gets it color from minerals in the clay. Most recent red pots use “Bengara”, a red earth pigment to tint the clay red.
A fluted round with braided top and center band, cream glaze over brown clay. Nice detail to the rim and center band, not often seen. I purchased this hoping it would be nice with one of my princess persimmons, unfortunately, it was a bit too large.
And rounding out this post we have an antique Namako(sea cucumber) glazed round over dark black clay. A handmade pot. There are finger indentations all up the inside, with ridge detail from the fingerprints! It’s always hard to see patina on dark glazes, it’s more a general darkening of the color rather than a distinct stain. This Namako has some nice patina on the rim and base.