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Ironabeshima Shochikubaimon Nanasun Kodai Sara (色鍋島松竹梅七寸高台皿)
This is the Nabeshima ware crafted by KAWASOE, Takahiko (川副隆彦).
He painted the pine, the bamboo and the plum.
Japanese shochikubai-mon, it's said to be a lucky charm.
Multiple coloring is done to express depth of the work.
Kodai means trimmig a high footring of dish.
It leads to a sense of elegance.
Back to the Edo period, it was presented to the shogun's family.
The inside of the dish is also deep and the shape looks lile Japanese mokuhai cup.
The dish is also good for descoration in the room.
Iro Nabeshima (色鍋島)
- A porcelain vividly colored in red, green, and yellow of Nabeshima ware-
It refers to the skill of making colored porcelain.
Red, green, and yellow , those three colors are mainly used.
Traditional Japanese style geometry design, flowers, historic sites and others.
Colored porcelain made in the Nabeshima kiln is generally called iro-Nabeshima style.
It was Nabeshima-Hanyo which was founded as a directly managed business for Saga-Nabeshima domain.
A wide variety of ceramics are made such as ironabehsima, sometsuke and seiji as a gift to the lord.
In other words, a special works does not concern profitability.
It's said that the baked pottery in Mt. Okawachi were one of the excellent one in the mid-Edo period.
It's still passed down as a hidden treasure even today.
Kosen-gama has a workshop in Okawachi-cho.
Kawasoe-san also preserves the technique and works hard to make ceramics that's suitable for today's life.
Height : 6.8 cm
Diameter : 21.8 cm
KAWASOE makes seiji, iroe and sometsuke works at Kosen Kiln in Okawachi-cho, Imari-shi. Longstanding culture of Imari ware can be felt from works.