Kutani means “nine valleys.” Around the middle of the 17th-century, porcelain stone was discovered near the Kutani mines of the Daishoji clan. Lord Maeda Toshiharu sent Gokō Saijirō to Aritia in Hzen province to learn how to make porcelain from the master Kakiemon. Upon Saijirō’s return, a porcelain kiln was built in Kutani.
Kutani ware gained international recognition when it was exhibited at the 1873 Vienna World Exposition.
In 1975, Kutani was declared a traditional craft. Kutani still is produced by artisans in Ishikawa, Komastus, and Terai.
Acquire this alluring, scenic bowl with its flowers, birds and lovely ladies.
It is hand painted and heavy. The signature is on the underside.
The price also includes free shipping within the United States and free shipping insurance.
Measurements: The base is 5.25" round. The bowl is 3" high and 10.25" in diameter from rim to rim.
This piece is excellent condition, free of cracks, crazing, or chips. There are a few tiny dots inside which can be seen in the magnified picture.
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Do not wash any of the china in the dishwasher. It may cause crazing if boiling water is poured directly into the cup. These are not made for microwave use either.
We do not know the exact materials used in the china. We are selling them as decorative items.
We offer free gift wrapping on most items. It is mentioned in the listing.