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Ironabeshima Shochikubai Tokudai Kabin (色鍋島松竹梅特大花瓶)
This is the Nabeshima ware crafted by AOKI, Taeko (青木妙子).
She used the skill of underglaze in blue and painted the pine, the bamboo and the plum descign with overglaze enamel.
It is suitable for putting on "tokonoma" recessed alcove or table in the living room.
It is one of the characteristics of Imari ware.
Height : 33.5 cm
Diameter : 26 cm
AOKI received the prize from minister of Economy Trade and Industry as ceramics painter. She paints elegant designs with a flower, especially cherry blossoms.