Kakusho Kiln Chrysanthemum and Bush Clover Mikawachi Ware Japanese Teapot
This charming little round teapot is a delightful piece adorned with blue drawings on white porcelain. From the lid to the body, you can admire chrysanthemums and bush clovers delicately drawn by hand. These flowers invite a serene and sublime state of mind, enhanced by luminous white porcelain.
The cylindrical handle is curved and rests perfectly on your fingers, as you feel the cool and smooth texture of porcelain. One enjoys the harmony of thin and durable white porcelain, and the gentle and delicate blue shades. It is very light-weight as is the characteristic of Mikawchi ware, skilled in carving out thin layers of clay.
The shades of blue display an exquisite gradation, painted carefully by skilled craftspeople using brushes soaked in cobalt pigment, allowing the dye to flow naturally onto the porcelain. The dye "sinks" into the clay creating a gentle and soft shade of blue. The outlines are drawn swiftly with precision and care using soft and fine brushes along the contours of the flowers and leaves.
This teapot makes your tea drinking experience more elegant and serene, as you enjoy the shine of white porcelain, and the heart-warming paintings in shades of blue.
Mikawachi, located in the current Nagasaki Prefecture, is a historical region known for its Sometsuke porcelain ware. Historically, its kilns served the lordship of the Hirado Domain. Compared to Arita ware, Mikawachi ware's Sometsuke features a softer, gentler shade of blue, renowned for its intricately detailed paintings.
Kakusho Kiln is one of the prestigious kilns that served the lordship of Hirado Domain, and values the elegant beauty and gracefulness in the balance between white porcelain and fine blue paintings. Their craftspeople are skilled in the use of the gentle shades of blue characteristic of Mikawachi ware, and enhance its presence with the beauty of white porcelain.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: L14cm(5.5in)xW11.5(4.5in)xH7.5cm(3.0in)
- Capacity: 220ml(7.4oz)
- Material: Porcelain
- Origin: Made in Japan - Mikawachi Ware
- Brand: Kakusho Kiln
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ABOUT KAKUSHYO KILN
A historically presitigious kiln which used to serve the lordship of Hirado Domain in the Edo Period (1600 CE-1867 CE). Kakusho Kiln has passed on the traditional art of Blue and White for more than 300 years.The light-weight and elegant porcelain smooth to the touch. The soft and gentle shade of blue kind to the eye.View more Items
ABOUT MIKAWACHI WARE
Mikawachi Ware, also known as Hirado Ware, is a pottery made in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Known for its translucent white porcelain, it was highly popular in Europe during the trend toward Japanese crafts in the West in the 20th century. Mikawachi Ware is remarkable for its delicate modeling techniques that push the limits of porcelain, such as openwork and relief carving, and for its beautiful painting that looks like a single piece of art.View more Mikawachi ware