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Ko-Sumetsuke wares early 17th century

Sometsuke is a type of blue-and-white porcelain-ware that was produced during early 17th century in privately owned kilns in Jingdezhen a town in Jiangxi Province, China. Ko-sometsuke the prefix 'Ko' meaning 'old', is the Japanese name for Sometsuke imported from China to Japan. Though sometsuke was not made using high quality clay or glazes, the free-spirited decorations and designs made it popular in Japan. They were particularly sought after by tea-ceremony masters to be used as utensils. (source:, J. Lindsey.)

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