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Jardiniere-Size Meiji Ceramic Hibachi

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1910: Item # 1236303

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This Japanese ceramic hibachi from the late Meiji Period (1868-1912) has a wonderful meandering design of orange persimmons on a branch overhanging black-centered white flowers. Both persimmons and flowers stand out in stark contrast to blue foliage and the vessel’s lighter soft blue background. Ceramic hibachi were introduced in Meiji times as alternatives to larger copper-lined wood hibachi and heavy bronze receptacles. Hibachi held glowing charcoal embers used as a source of heat during cold Japanese winters. The ceramic ones, generally lined with asbestos material, were placed under a low wood kotatsu table with an open slat grill on top. A quilt thrown across the slat top created a cozy gathering place for the family. These antique heavy ceramic pieces usually survived intact and today make eye-catching jardinière. This handsome example has no chips and is in excellent condition. Dimensions: height 10” (25.5 cm), diameter 11” (28 cm). The opening within the top rim is 8” (20.3) in diameter. SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM