Large hollow porcelain bowl with polychrome decoration of flowers, landscapes, and a samurai on horseback.
The village of Kutani, located in the province of Kaga, is a famous place for the production of ceramics, characterized by a particular decoration. The first pottery kilns were built around 1640 at the instigation of the lord of the province, eager to encourage the nascent industry.
The industry of Kutani developed considerably and became famous towards the end of the 17th century. The ceramics of this period are characterized by an energetic and virile touch inspired by the Kanô school as well as black underglaze lines that circumvent the design.
At the beginning of the 18th century, the palette of Kutani's decorations was enriched with coral red, gold and silver. Around the same period, the kilns also produced irregularly cracked earthenware with ivory glaze, decorated with Kutani style motifs.
Around 1820, a new kind of decoration appeared and remains typical for the products of this province: gold painting on a coral red background.
From 1870, the ceramic industry of Kutani produces mainly for export and receives mass orders for Europe and America.
Brand of the Kutani Manufacture.
Japan – Meiji era (1868-1912)
Height : 3.94 inch - Diameter : 13.39 inch
2 000 €