Yayoi-Kofun period ancient Japanese wood fired round jar (250 - 538 AD)
A remarkable Ancient Japanese wood fired earthenware jar from the Yayoi-Kofun period (250 - 538 AD)
The vessel has a very pleasing rounded shape which has been the source of many past and contemporary Japanese ceramicists. It reminds me a lot of the work by famous potter Uchida Koichi in many ways. The work has a broken lip to the edge, but instead of looking like a flaw the open area acts as a ledge to rest a branch on. In a way, it becomes much more interesting and exhibits the pleasing weathered quality of the wabi-sabi aesthetic.
Quite a large vessel, and even more interesting with the endearing chip.
H31 x D30cm