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Imari Arita japan fine china porcelain small box: Auspious flowers[G0003]

Our Selling Price: 10,200JPY
[Please inquire if it's available] Weight: 510g
For a candy box, a jewelry box, or for your specials!
Also, this box fits perfectly for a several happy events gift!
113US$, 82€, 71£...At a rate of 90yen per USdollar, 125yen per Euro, 143yen per Pound sterling .
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Japanese porcelain small case, authentic Imari_Arita ware, "aka-e" painting, made in Japan. Length 3.0in(7.5cm) Width 3.7in(9.5cm) Hight2.4in(6cm)
“iro-e” is the name of the product, Polychrome overglaze painting with enamels, fired to 1292°F-1562°F(700℃-850℃). On porcelain in China during the Ming dynasty(1368-1644); developed for Japanese porcelain by Sakaida KakiemonIin Arita between 1643 and 1647. The color is depending on the sort of using metals in painting. Usually termed aka-e( red painting ) in the Arita region for polychrome overglaze brushwork.
In this brilliant commodity, the patterns express evergreen pine trees (Japanese people prize them because it symbolizes a long life and peace), bamboos (we also prize them because it symbolizes the growth force), Japanese apricot blossoms (This also symbolizes the life force), and crane birds decorated with gold and several colors for the background. The motif ( pain trees, bamboos, and Japanese apricot blossoms)is called “Shouchikubai” in Japanese , and we use it in many Japanese crafts as an Auspious motif. These days, the motif are found in pictures in every way you can imagine. They are on kimono, foutons, carrying cloths, purses, and just about everything to be found in daily life.
Also, The crane bird( Japanese name is “tsuru”) is the auspious motif in Japan because it has been a symbol of longevity along with the torroise(kame) for centuries.
..so, this box fits perfectly for a several happy events gift!
Of course, you can use it for a candy box(Bonbonniere), a jewelry box, or a small case for a special things for yourself...
We hope you take them in your hands by all means to enjoy every bit of its beauty. This design, refined colors, and exquisite handiwork are one of the most irresistible porcelain among the famous potteries all over the world, so you would have few opportunities of meeting like this. Won’t you spend your gracious time with this collection in this opportunity?
Our items are shippet from Japan, so the shipping cost might be thought to be high price because of from Asia, but they are directly from various parts of the Potteries in Japan so that commodity prices are as affordable as possible with cutting the intermediary commissions. Our items are of first-class quality and selected carefully with our experience of long standing. Please compare them with other shops'!
The secret of its beauty is...
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【Do you know the Arita?】
From the Expo 1867 in Paris, Japan had submitted many things to the international exhibition in several Western countries around 19th-20th centuries. Among them, the Aritaware is representative and had won the first prize many times. Large numbers of people have been fascinated and praised its splendid appearance since then.
The exquisite, colorful hand painting and its tasteful arrangement of color are enough to preserve its honor as a masterpiece.
【Please Note】
Our items are basically not safe to use in the microwave to avoid spoiling their special texture and color.
Especially, never use any dinnerware with metal trim in the microwave.
This item is porcelain, so it is safe to use the dishwasher. However, it is with gold, and we recommend to hand wash carefully to keep its original color and texture, especially for the gold work.
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【The history of Arita “Imari” ware】
The history of Aritaware began in 1616. During the Edo(1803-1868) and Meiji periods(1868-1910), fine examples of Arita porcelain ware shipped in great quantities to European countries from Imari Port via Nagasaki. Commonly known as “Imari”, these Arita porcelain pieces were highly praised in Europe of those days.
Their beauty had a tremendous impact on Europe, eventually becoming a major influence on the birth of the world-famous Meissen potteries. Ko-Imari, Kakiemon, and Meiji-Imari once captured the hearts of connoisseurs abroad. Ever since then the flame of Aritaware has been kept burning to provide the finest porcelain in the world.
Please enjoy these outstanding masterpieces to your heart’s content, and remember to reflect on the dreams and aspirations of the anonymous potters who created these works of art.