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KO KARATSU YOBITSUGI SMALL PLATE  (Dealer: minakata antiques) – Japanese Ko-Karatsu (Early Karatsu pottery ware) small plate excavated from the old kiln site. Early Edo period, 17th century. approx. D 12.6cm (4.96in), H 3.7cm (1.45in)
Originally it was thrown away as a failure for its damage, but given a repair called *’yobitsugi’ in the later years. Expected inborn kiln-flaws with some stuck pottery-fragments as is.

*Yobitsugi – One of the Japanese traditional repair method applying the substitute other fragments of same age of the missing fragments to that missing parts, like “re-design” with other but similar material, which requires high repair skill with detailed adjustment (as shaping the substitute fragments to the missing parts, besides just following the ordinary process for ‘kintsugi’ gold-repair), that also tend to be judged for its aesthetics “re-designed” by the repairer’s sensitivity rather than its function, as it’s a work of art rather than just a repaired piece.



Item price: $350







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