Subject:Re: Japanese clay 'Bizen' turtle okimono?
Posted By: Karl Thu, May 02, 2019
Thanks once again!
Ok, good to know! That link is fantastic, looks to be exactly the same turtle or 'kame' and even the same makers mark?
Only thing that is a little vague for me is the used material. I own some other 'bizen' items like vases, and they appear to be totally made out of dark brown clay with several 'random' patterns and shades.
The turtles have more or less the same appearance from the outside, but on the inside one can clearly see orange ceramic. So it appears that the brown/'bizen'-finish has been applied later on to the turtles. It's not real 'bizen' then, right?
They also show many painted on details, especially on the underside of the shield.
Could someone comment on this?