A variety of blue to almost white colors are used in the design. There are classic Japanese borders around the opening, around the top and around the bottom. There are design motifs of books and porcelain vases perhaps as homage to scholars and artists. The two porcelain vases in the design appear to have graceful gold colored cord with tassels wrapping around them. The hibachi is quite substantial at 9" high, diameter of 9 3/4" and weighing 8.6 pounds.The hibachi is unmarked as is common for older Japenese porcelains. There is a blue ring at the bottom of the hibachi in the style that can be found on antique Imari and Arita porcelain. Fine porcelain has been made in and around the Japanese port of Arita since 1616.
Both Arita and Imari porcelain come from this area. I would date the hibachi to the Meiji Era (1880 - 1912) but it could be Taisho (1912 -1926) or a bit later. Hibachis are documented in Japan as early as 794 - 1185 AD.
They were developed as heating devices and originally used primarly by samurai and aristocracy. Hibachis are still used for display and in special occasions such as tea ceremonies. They can also be used as jardiniere and pots for plants or simply put on display as beautiful Japanese art. Hibachis are very popular with collectors today.
They look beautiful in your home decor with or without a plant. The hibachi is in excellent antique condition with only expected wear from use. There could be tiny surface scratches. I can find no cracks, chips, damage or repairs. There are a very few natural characteristics of old porcelain such as tiny pin pricks.
The inside of the hibachi has some old stains or dirt. I always use a saucer when I display a plant in the hibachi. Width across at top: 9 3/4.
This beautiful antique Japanese blue & white porcelain hibachi is a great find for collectors of Asian art and antiques. And the hibachi will be quite beautiful on display with your home decor - with or without a plant. Please note: We make every effort to accurately describe all items offered for sale.
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