Ko-Kutani Style Bird Kutani Large Plate
This is a large plate features many auspicious motifs such as plum trees, a gourd, and patterns of connecting the same motifs which mean the happiness of the future eternity.
This is a typical design of the Ko-Kutani (old Kutani) style dating back to mid-17th century, depicting the nature-themed daring design and distinctive bright colors of Kutani ware.
It is painted with the five colors of red, yellow, green, purple and dark blue, known as "Go-Sai" in Japanese.
The size is perfect as a large main plate, suitable as Sushi platter and Tempura platter for family or with guests.
This beautifully designed plate can be used as a home decoration or a tray to put small plates on.
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- Dimension: D32cm(12.5in) x H5cm(1.9in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
Ko-Kutani is one of the most traditional style of Kutani Ware. It’s characteristics are a mighty and lovely design and flowing hairline with five colors of paint (green, yellow, red, purple, dark blue). The style attracts by its dynamic subtle charm. This style prospered under the guidance of Morikage Kusumi, expert of the Kanoschool of Japanese painting.
About kutani ware
Kutani ware is a type of pottery produced in the Kaga region of Ishikawa Prefecture and it has a history of over 350 years.
It is characterized by the heavy brilliance of the five colors of green, yellow, red, purple, and navy blue that are applied to the bold and daring lines.
Its long history has evolved through the tireless efforts and enthusiasm of people who have sought innovation while maintaining tradition.
In the early 1700s, the Kutani kilns were closed, but about 80 years later they were opened and Kutani ware was revived.
The beauty of the various styles and methods of painting is known as "Japan Kutani" and is highly regarded around the world.