It's the subtlety of glaze details and rich texture of Mino-Yaki Mini Rhombus Vases that make them so special. The Rhombus — a simple, tapered octagonal form — is the only design of our three Mino-Yaki Mini Vases that comes in two colours — a warm burnished gold and a smooth cool grey. Each is beautiful alone, but together they make a striking, contrasting pair.
Each of the Mino-Yaki Mini Vases fits in the palm of the hand and is just the right size to showcase a sprig of flowers or a single, breathtaking bloom. Made in Tajima, Gifu Prefecture, the heart of Japan's decorative tile industry, the three designs — Circle, Mountain and Rhombus, were winners of the 2011 Tajimi City Mayor's award at the Gifu Prefecture Mino-Yaki New Works exhibition.
To see the other two shapes and colours — Rhombus and Mountain, visit our Mino-Yaki Collection.
Mino-yaki dates as far back as the Nara Period 710-794. Produced in the old Mino Province, in present-day Gifu Prefecture, it became popular for traditional tea ceremony vessels. Today, the styles of Mino-yaki are as varied as they are beautiful — from the warm rustic glazes of hand-thrown traditional Kiso Seto, Black Seto, Shino and Oribe ware to the soft pastels of modern tableware
Diamter 6cm × Height 70cm, 100cc
Made in Japan