Nishiki-e Kutani Round Plate Set
This is a gorgeous Kutani ware Japanese plate with a hand-drawn floral pattern all over the plate. Two patterns, a pattern in which natural flowers are in full bloom and a traditional pattern called "Aoichibu", are combined.
"Nishiki" is an expensive silk fabric with a thick ground that weaves a beautiful pattern using two or more colors. Figuratively, it means something beautiful and splendid.
Perfect as an extra plate for main dish or side dish. This elegant design especially complements desserts or fruits.
This is a set of 5 pieces, so it is perfect for family use or when you invite guests at parties.
- Quantity: 5 plates
- Dimension: D18.2cm(7.1in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
This style was developed in the Taisho era(1912-1926). Small dots in blue or white are applied to the colored background to create a special texture. A great deal of skill is required to make the dots the same size, evenly spaced, and the same color.
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.