Tsubame Hutlery Gold Heart Leaf Sauce Plate
This beautiful, gold sauce plate is shaped like a Heartleaf philodendron or heart-leaf. The veins of the leaves are intricately etched onto the tray's surface, using techniques from Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture.
It weighs a mere 54g(1.9oz) and its slender design by Kaichiro Yamada, KAICHI DESIGN, makes it easily stackable. The sauce plate is an ideal size to serve fruit, small appetizers, or sauces and condiments. Its golden sheen stands out against any dining table setting.
Not limited to dining, the plate is a refined, multipurpose interior item. It can be used as a key tray at the entrance of a home, on a desk to place sticky notes or clips, or even as a soap tray!
The Tsubame Hutlery Heart-Shaped Gold Sauce Plate adds a luxurious flair to any space. It is a perfect item for everyday use, for entertaining guests, and as a gift for loved ones.
- Quantity: 1 piece
- Dimension: 9.7cm(3.8in) × 8.9cm(3.5in) × H0.5cm (0.1in)
- Material: Stainless steel - Tsubame Sanjo Metalwork
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Tsubame Shinko
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The Hutlery series of stainless steel cutlery rests are made by Tsubame Shinko, a company located in Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, an area located in the center of Niigata Prefecture that is known for its production of cutlery, metalwork and western tableware.
This area boasts more than 90 percent of the domestic production of metal tableware. Hutlery is a series of gold and silver cutlery rests that express the soft curves, undulations, and thinness of leaves, combining functionality and formative arts.
The molds from the delicate designs are made by skilled mold craftsmen who are indispensable to the traditional crafts of Tsubame-Sanjo.
It was designed by Kaichiro Yamada, a Japanese designer who runs KAICHIDESIGN. Aiming to design interior products that transform "discomfort" into "empathy," he has been involved in a wide range of projects including kitchenware, miscellaneous goods, furniture, and space design.
He has received numerous international design awards, including Japan's Good Design Award, the Red Dot Design Award in 2010, and the Asia Design Award in 2012.
In Japan, gold, silver, copper, tin, and iron are called "Gokin (five metals)" and have been used as materials for metalworking since ancient times. Each metal has a different luster, workability, strength, thermal conductivity, heat retention, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance, etc., and techniques to utilize these characteristics have developed in various regions.From daily necessities such as pots, kettles, and accessories to works of art that represent the times such as tea ceremony utensils, Japanese swords, and Buddhist bells, a wide variety of metalwork has been produced in each era.View more Metal items