"Pot Trompe l'Oeil Sea Background, Ceramic Of Japan, Nineteenth"Here is a covered pot, evoking the seabed, white porcelain, thick brown glaze, highlights of blue, it is shaped like a large shell, colonized by other raised mollusks glued to its shell, bernic, small crabs, sponges, small shells, there is even one that pulls a mobile tongue out of porcelain. Modeling work before cooking, (like Palissy), enameled part, raw part, contrasted applications. It is a rather confidential manufacture of Banko, by the potter Mori Yesetsu, a factory of the city of Yokkaishi, around 1880, you will not see often! Such potteries caused a sensation at the 1878 exhibition in Paris. Pretty piece of ceramic, unsigned.
Condition: Good, some oven cracks, lid a little deformed when cooking. Dimensions: 13,5cm x 11,5cm