Yoshidaya Clematis Kutani Sauce Plate Set
This is an elegant set of five sauce plates, exquisitely crafted in the vibrant Yoshidaya style, a celebrated tradition within Kutani ware. Unusually for Kutani ware, which is commonly made of porcelain, these plates are made from stoneware. The sides and the back of the plates retain the natural texture of unglazed clay.
The overglaze painting depicts the clematis in multiple layers, adding depth and dimension to the design. The clematis flower, which was introduced to Japan during the Edo period (1603 CE – 1868 CE), is a commonly used motif in Kutani ware. It carries the symbolic meanings of noble virtues, a beautiful heart, and deep compassion.
Perfectly sized as a sauce plate. They are also versatile to serve cheese, nuts, condiments, and other small food. Or you may put a small portion of food or relishes on this plate and set it on a larger plate or into a bento box for a more stylish and sophisticated food presentation.
The traditional design is sure to make an impression on anyone, which makes it an extraordinary gift for yourself or your loved ones.
- Quantity: 5 plates
- Dimension: D10.6cm(4.2in) x H2cm(0.8in)
- Material: Stoneware
Origin: Made in Japan - Kutani ware
Yoshidaya style, one of the most celebrated traditional styles of Kutani ware, was pioneered by Yoshidaya Denemon in 1824. This style distinguishes itself by using an exclusive palette of four colors—yellow, green, navy blue, and purple—while deliberately avoiding red. The designs are intricate, featuring a main motif set against a background pattern and expressed through layers of overglaze to create a sense of depth and complexity.
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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.