Kutani Tray

Kutani Tray

Stunning. Magnificent. Show stopper. WOW! These words do not do this piece justice at all. This Kutani tray is one of the finest pieces we have ever seen and the finest we have had the honor to offer to the public. Overall, it is almost a perfect square at 14 1/2″. The bright color and clarity are rare for Kutani.

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Early 19th Century Imari Vase

Early 19th Century Imari Vase

A rare, early 19th century Imari vase from Japan. Look closely at this piece and compare it to the later 19th century pieces. Notice the color and artistry difference.

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5 Piece Imari Garniture Set

5 Piece Imari Garniture Set

An incredibly rare, 5 piece garniture set in Imari. While the 5 piece set was more commonly made in China, this set originates in Japan. Second, it is very rare to find a 5 piece set still together. (This is the only set we have ever owned!) The lidded jars are 12 1/2″ tall and 6 3/8″ in diameter. The smaller vases are 7 7/8″ tall and 4 3/8″ in diameter.  

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Art Nouveau Vases

Art Nouveau Vases

A beautiful pair of cylinder, Art Nouveau vases. This blue and white vases are quite nice. Each one has gold highlights. Both are marked on the bottom. [Read more…]

Imari: Japan’s original porcelain masterpiece

 

NEW YORK – Imari ware is a broad term for the first porcelain ever produced in Japan. Its development was made possible by the discovery of exceptionally fine kaolin in 1616, early in the Edo period. It is also known as Arita ware, named for the town where it was made, which was a traditional ceramics center on the island of Kyushu. [Read more…]

Pair of Kutani Vases

Pair of Kutani Vases

A gorgeous pair of marked, Kutani vases. The vases stand 14.25″ tall and are 7″ in width. [Read more…]