Description This is a beautifully hand painted pair of early 20th Century Japanese Kutani porcelain Sake bottles and two Sake cups dating from around The bottles depict a scholar in an interior surrounded by scrolls with a ground of diaper flowering prunus. There is a very faint hairline to the neck of one bottle and base of the other, otherwise these are in super order with delightful crisp paintwork and a lovely gilding and lustre to the Sake cups. The bottles measure The set is in a fitted sandalwood box which measures 25 cms by 19 cms by 11 cms deep. We have been in the antiques trade for over thirty years. We stock a wide and varied range of antiques and decorative items specialising in carpets and Eastern and Oriental items as well as Georgian and Victorian furniture, mirrors, oil paintings, prints, ceramics and clocks. We can arrange worldwide delivery on all the items we have in stock, please ask for an accurate quote. Email: ramsheadantiques gmail.
1. The Birth of Kutani Porcelain
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A fine example of a Japanese Kutani porcelain polychrome sleeping cat with a bell collar around its neck, dating to the Meiji period, in very good overall.
Q: I saw your column on Asian art. Can you give me any info on these items I have? A: Viewed in a series of images, the reader has examples of Japanese ceramics. Not considered a fine art, they fit into the category of decorative Asian ceramics. Decorated with rust-red glaze and red flowers on a white breast, it has liberal gold decoration.
Another is a white glazed pitcher or ewer painted with Oriental-style leaves and, perhaps, a bird. Hard to make out. The mix of styles indicates that it was made for export. The tea set is decorated with sketchy hand-painted Oriental birds and foliage.
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Kutani porcelain dates back to the mids and is one of the backbones of Japanese pottery. The style is known for its wealth of colors— greens, blues, yellows, purples, and reds—and bold designs. Putting a modern twist on this traditional craft is industrial designer Mikiya Kobayashi. Teaming up with Kobayashi is Kutani Choemon , a pottery manufacturer in Ishikawa, Japan with roots that date back to If you like his creations, check out the toothpick holder and bottle opener he designed.
Sep 29, – Pair of Antique Kutani Vases Japanese Hyoyu Kineido Hand as Painted by Hyoyu from Kineido in Kutani, these vases date from the late 19th.
A rare fusion of the skill of the painter and potter Kutani ware has long been heralded as one of Japan’s finest ceramic traditions, requiring painstaking mastery of both disciplines to produce the distinctly colourful and ornate work that continues to capture the eye and imagination of critics the world over. Nihombashi Mitsukoshi celebrates this fine tradition with a special exhibition marking years of the Kutaniyaki school that highlights the history, but also the ongoing importance of this genre of porcelain, bringing together a number of modern artists working in the style comfortably next to the old masters.
In Japanese tradition a year used to be measured in days, with months forming a generation, and years a historical cycle, making this the perfect time to take stock of the past, present and future of Kutani. Originally hailing from the remote Kutani village in what is now Ishikawa Prefecture nestled deep in the north of the middle of the main Honshu island, high quality high quality clay perfect for use in porcelain was first discovered in deep in the mines of the 9 valleys that converge in the area, and from which the area takes its name.
An isolated setting framed with limited supplies of the rare inks and glazes used in porcelain was a perfect storm to create a unique style, and one surprisingly diverse considering the small number of kilns originally working in the style, not to mention the difficulty in finding potters skilled in the many disciplines required, an issue that continues to the present day. At the exhibition visitors can expect to find areas and live demonstrations devoted to the various techniques required to execute this craft, from the finest of brush detailing best enjoyed under magnification, as well as scintillating gold work that will take your breath away.
Elsewhere in the exhibition progression proliferates, with popular flower artist Nicolai Bergmann collaborating on a series of works designed to frame his arrangements, all joined by a series of maneki- neko, lucky cats designed by some of the most popular modern artists working in the Kutani style. Adding to the already significant technical prowess of the field, we also find the Kutani Technical Center at the Industrial Research Institute of Ishikawa developing Kutani glazes to render the work dish washer safe, allowing you to bring art into your daily life, a goal shared in a series of sake glasses and jugs produced for the exhibition that likewise build on the kogei tradition of bridging the day to day with art.
Elsewhere in the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi store the living section on the fifth floor is home to a “New Wave of Kutani” themed exhibition where you can find 8 young talents adding their talents to the Kutani conversation and ensuring that we will have at least another years of Kutani ceramics to look forward to. Floor guide. Mitsukoshi Ginza and Nihombashi Global.
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So Design. Discover this very delicate craft that accompanies and enhances Japanese gastronomy. The origins of Kutani pottery date back to the Early Edo period. This craft developed in the cities in the south of Ishikawa prefecture located on the coast of the Japan sea, in the middle of Honshu island.
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This is a store by the Kaburaki family, who makes and produces Kutani porcelains. They display many Our guide took us in this pottery shop that was well camouflaged in the Samurai District of Our family go back to Kanazawa every summer and I cannot resist shopping at Kaburaki in Nagamachi district. You walk though a lovely Japanese gate into their shop, take your shoes off at the entrance and step up to Tatami mat showroom.
They have a wide range of Kutani collections, super expensive to super reasonable. I have brought medium sized bowls, soupspoons, and soy sauce dishes etc. If you tell them you are bringing items to abroad, they can do extra wrapping for better protection. I always bring items as carry-on, never had a problem.
Japanese Porcelain Marks
This is one of a series of large Kutani-style dishes with bird-and-flower motifs related to Chinese painting. The Kutani style of porcelain decoration, using green, yellow, and purple enamels, takes its name from a village in Kaga Province and formerly was thought to have been made there. Recent archaeological excavations and scientific study have shown, however, that Kutani-style porcelain was made at kilns in Arita, Hizen Province.
Scholars disagree on the extent of such production in Kutani itself. There are restrictions for re-using this image.
Japanese Signed Porcelain Large Kutani Bowl with Geisha Motif Circa Pine Tree Painting, Japanese Plate Factory: Amstel Date: ca. Antique Plates.
Please read this post. I would like to know something more about this. Thanks in advance. Hello I have one cup but I have no idea when it is so pls can you help me to knw? If you can help me then contact me in Google so I can sent pic of the cup. Thanks, Vic. That’s a Chinese Ming period mark, however, that does not mean it’s actually from Ming era. Take a photo of the mark and upload it to somewhere like Flickr or photo image hosting site and then paste the link in comment and I’ll take a look at it for you.
Thank you, I have uploaded a photo to my web site. On the opening page scroll down, there is a folder titled Porcelain mark, it is there. I would be grateful for any information regarding this mark. It is on a hand painted porcelain tea set featuring flying mallard duck. I think it was probably made in the early 20th century for the tourist trade.
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Therefore it is difficult to identify the kiln just from the mark. There are some exception like Ono, Minsan, Kasugayama kilns But be careful this fuku mark has been copied so many times up to now. It is may be more easy to understand the marking made during this period as many information are generally written on the pot.
In fact up to Meiji period Kutani ceramics were only known under the name of Kaga ceramics. The name Kutani appears only at end of Meiji.