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Large Red Green Porcelain Vase by Contemporary Japanese Master Artist

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Large intriguing Japanese decorative porcelain vase, hand-painted on a beautifully shaped ovoid pure white porcelain body, a signed work by a highly acclaimed master porcelain artist of the historic Imari- Arita region of southern Japan. This artist has received numerous awards for his signature techniques in application of gold and platinum to porcelain painting.In 2016, the British Museum added a work by this artist to its collection of contemporary Japanese porcelain – a large lidded jar in the Imari-Arita polychrome enamel tradition. Set against a green background, the vase showcases sho-chiku-bai, or The Three Friends of Winter, which combines pine trees, bamboo and plum blossoms to represent strength, perseverance and good luck in the face of adversity. Two graceful cranes add another layer of interest to this striking piece. "Fired-on gold," this artist’s signature style highlights unique techniques for incorporating gold and platinum in the hand painting and multiple firing processes to create a stunningly opulent look. After firing the blue underglaze at 1,300 degrees Celsius, the polychrome overglaze is fired at 800 degrees. Finally, gold or platinum is applied and fired at slightly lower temperatures to maximize the luster of the precious metals. To achieve a crisp separation of colors and materials, a single piece may undergo as many as ten firings. The artist’s profile is available upon request. This large hand-painted porcelain vase comes in a custom-made wooden case signed by the artist. Dimensions: H 11.5, D 10.5.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.5 in. (29.21 cm)Diameter: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)
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  • Production Type
    New & Custom(One of a Kind)
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  • Seller Location
    Vancouver, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU277139670271

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    Ships From: Takarazuka, Japan
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About The Maker

As a premiere resource for the finest contemporary hand-painted porcelain of Japan, Exquisite Classics takes pride in presenting the work of leading contemporary artists who are carrying forward Japan’s rich porcelain heritage. With an uncompromising dedication to excellence and the highest artistic standards, Exquisite Classics showcases a carefully curated collection of unique and exceptional porcelain pieces, crafted and hand-painted by Japan’s highly acclaimed master porcelain artists and “Living National Treasures.” These artists' work have found homes in many exceptional settings, from Japan’s Imperial Household and National Guest House to royal palaces and museums in various parts of the world.
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