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IMARI japan fine china porcelain Zodiac Bonbonniere-Candy Box "Mouse"

IMARI japan fine china porcelain Zodiac Bonbonniere-Candy Box "Mouse"[s-02753]

Our Selling Price: 8,600JPY
[Low Stock] Weight: 350g
107USD, 74EUR(approximate). We accept paypal, so you can order in any your currency from your place. We calculate at the exchange rate of 76JPY to the USD, 110JPY to the EUR. For an exchange rate fluctuates, please check current rate.
Japanese porcelain Bonbonniere: Width 3.5in(9cm) Length 2in(5cm)Hight 2in(5cm) , porcelain, authentic Imari_Arita ware, made in Japan.
Among famous Imari_Aritaware, This commodity is reasonable. How about your first beautiful Japanese porcelain? Won’t you spend your gracious time with this collection in this opportunity?
This is a cute petit mouse-shaped bonbonniere...do you like animals? You may think why the candy box is shaped animal and mouse. Have you ever heard "the twelve zodiac signs-in Chinese astrology"? It is called "Zyuu-nishi" in Japanese.
The Oriental Zodiac are said to have originated in China during the Yin Dynasty (around 1600 B.C. - 1000 B.C.) . They began to express dates through a system of characters used as symbols. The system was later used to indicated not only years, but also months, days, time, and compass directions. And animals were also assigned to each of the 12 Branches. 12 Branches also came to be used in fortune telling which defines the lucky days and etc. Moreover, thus gave rise to various superstitions. For example, each year has a symbolic animal. The cycle is completed every twelfth year. The order is : mouse, bull, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, boar, and this is the year of the DRAGON (in Chinese astorology) in 2012 Japan!
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.