Made in Japan
H350mm x W240mm
H14in x W9.5in
DESIGN: Koimari Botan Peony Vase
In the 17th to 18th century, Arita Porcelain became popular in Europe and was recognized as Old Imari. The elegance of this artwork is as though it revived from centuries ago, like those vase favored by European nobles, often displayed at castles and residences. Whiteness of the porcelain is iconic to Arita porcelain. The subtle color variation of red and purple flowers is technique of fine craftsmanship. The golden brush strokes add luxury and gorgeousness to this piece of artwork.
KAZAN CORPORATION (MANEMON KILN): TOP ARITA PORCELAIN BRAND CATCHING THE EYE OF JAPANESE IMPERIAL FAMILY
Aritayaki, or proudly presented to the world as Arita Porcelain, was first made in 1592 as hakuji (white porcelain) from porcelain stone found at the Arita Izumi-yama. Since, Arita has been known as the origin of fine porcelain and a place where craftsmanship has been inherited.
Manemon, the first establisher of the Arita Porcelain kiln now known as Kazan Corporation, was certified as the Nabeshima Domain kiln in 1797. His luxurious, gorgeous and fine creations touched the heart of the Nabeshima Domain Lord and his daughter, the princess, was sent to the kiln to praise the artisan. Successor of Manemon Kiln has sent out his creations throughout Japan and to the world such as offering large porcelain lanterns to the gods at distinguished shrines of Sumiyoshi Taisha (Osaka), Kitano-Tenmangu (Kyoto), Konpiragu (Kagawa), displaying artwork at Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, and humbly delivering his creations to the imperial family.
Time is their assured quality and trust for their craftsmanship. Since the opening of the kiln 200 years back, Manemon Kiln has been producing exceptional art pieces with pride --Preserving traditional hand-making and hand-drawing Arita Porcelain technique. Manemonfs artwork is elegant and gorgeous; recipe succeeded only by Manemon of each generation, sophisticated colored glaze and indigo underglaze on exceptionally white porcelain attracts and is praised by many Arita Porcelain fans.