Two small bowls, each 6 1/4”x 1 1/2”, and two small plates, each 9 1/2. Ships in a rustic wooden box with Japanese lettering.
This dinnerware is painted with pretty botanicals and a human figure in a kimono.
Kutani ware was first made around 1655 during Japan's Meireki era. According to tradition, stones suitable for porcelain making were found in the Kutani mines of the Daishoji clan. Kutani has a long history and is still in production by artists in located in Komatsu, Ishikawa and Terai.
Kutani ware is marked by vivid dark colors that epitomize lavish aesthetics. It is theorized that the long, harsh and grey winters of the Hokuriku region led to a desire among people living there for ceramic ware to show strong and bold colours. The classical five colours style is known as gosai-de which includes green, blue, yellow, purple, and red. The designs are bold and normally depict landscapes, the beauty of nature, and people. The landscapes cover most of the surface of each piece.
Plate is 16 inches diameter. Ships in a rustic wooden box with Japanese lettering. The delicate pattern and palette translate well into a modern visual sensibilities. Sure to draw attention!...