This item sold on December 22, 2012.
This vintage Ikebana flower display vessel has a very primitive decoration mixed with a very classic Japanese design. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging and it is a beautiful, peaceful art form. Many pots such as these have been produced over the centuries so that the floral artist would have foundation to display their art. This exceptional example is a perfect blend of style and simplicity. It would look amazing with single flower stems, but flowering branches would also be striking! There is a metal pin frog (Kenzan in Japanese) in the center opening which will hold the flower stems (or florist foam). The piece is signed on the back "Guy Gale". The glaze, which from a distance appears very simple is actually mottled burgundy with browns, tans, and blacks. The top measures about 7.75 inches wide by about 7 inches long. It sits just over 1.5 inches tall. It is in PERFECT condition with NO cracks, chips, or crazing. Feel free to ask any questions!