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Meiji Period Abalone Shell Ceramic Basin

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Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
Dimensions
W. 14.5 in; H. 5 in; D. 12.25 in;
W. 36.83 cm; H. 12.7 cm; D. 31.12 cm;
Creation Date 1880
Description Early Meiji period (1868 - 1912) ceramic bowl in the shape of an abalone shell, with wonderful realistic details and whimsical execution. Gloss glaze on the inside and matte glaze on the outside. Outside of the shell is heavily textured (suggesting barnacles) and inside is a wonderful swirl shape to mark the shell hinge and ridges towards the outside all in dark blue and white glaze. Artist seal on the bottom and signature on the box read: Masafumi. Comes in original kiri wood storage box.
Styles / Movements Asian, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number NA1723
Incollect Reference Number 409331
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