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#1 Lucille Oka

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:01 AM

This is a five fold 'quiz'. What is it and what does it represent and what is it made from and what is the glaze, and what is its country of origin? Some of the answers are easy, others not too much. No screen shots.


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#2 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:48 AM

Wow Lucille, that is a stumper. A side view might help. The glaze is a beauty.
Nice carving. I am leaving for Europe today for a residency in France. I will try to check back to see the answer!
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:36 AM

I'll take a shot at the clay body being porcelain and the glaze being a Celadon.
No idea what it is but those holes look like vents so maybe a candle holder of some type?
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#4 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:29 PM

Is it an inhaler? Chinese?
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:12 PM

My guess is Celedon glaze, Korean-made, light-colored stoneware, and, while I almost can't believe I'm going to write this, it looks like a ceremonial hat :)



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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:37 PM

My first thought was that it was a piece by Richard Zakin, then I saw the carving.
The clay is porcelain, carved, then glazed with a Celadon glaze. It is some kind of strainer or funnel, and is upside down when in use.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:41 PM

There were many correct answers; we are getting there. Here are some of the answers.

1.
2. Porcelain
3. Celadon
4. a hat (courtier's cap)
5.
And as per Marcia's request.

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Lawpots, that was a very good observation.
TJR there is no prize per se it is just the joy of being correct.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:44 PM

There were many correct answers; we are getting there. Here are some of the answers.

1.
2. Porcelain
3. Celadon
4. a hat (courtier's cap)
5.
And as per Marcia's request.

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Lawpots, that was a very good observation.
TJR there is no prize per se it is just the joy of being correct.


I know there is no prize other than the joy of being corrent. I was just being facetious.Thank-you for posting.
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#9 Lucille Oka

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:38 PM

I know there is no prize other than the joy of being corrent. I was just being facetious.Thank-you for posting.
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I know you were. One of the worse things about social media is not being able to hear the inflections in the voices. Smiley faces just don't show it well enough.
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#10 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:37 AM

thanks for the side view. It reminds me of some of those strange ceramic medical devices I saw at the Medical Museum in Switzerland.
Not Chinese with such carving with a celadon, then maybe Korean?
Is it a hat that one would put flowers in like a Dutch tulip holder?
The courtier would be decorated with flowers?
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#11 Lucille Oka

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:13 AM

As a medical device it would scare me.
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#12 Lucille Oka

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:33 AM

Ok, the place of origin is Japan. One answer left and I am holding off for the one last answer. A hint: Chris was the closest.
So you must keep thinking about it. Even though this vessel is almost 400 years old its use can still be employed today.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:51 PM

Possibly an incense burner?
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#14 Lucille Oka

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:09 PM

Possibly an incense burner?



Yes, it is an Incense Burner in the shape of a Courtier's cap with peonies. It is made of a Porcelain body and a celadon glaze. Japan 1690. Bravo!


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

this is an antique carved lotus pattern with celadon from Song Dynasty.




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