This Japanese Kutani Porcelain Suiteki or Water Dropper for Calligraphy with Flower Painting is about 30 years old and one of the newest we have in our suiteki collection. A suiteki is a water dropper used to pour water on the ink stone for calligraphy. On fine white porcelain, a green background is colored, and it is painted with much artist talent of a flower in black and white, grey and green. A traditional double blue line circles the bottom edge, it is very well made by an artist and signed on the bottom. It appearsa to be signed with the traditional Kutani mark just done in haste. It is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. A very nice white porcelain Kutani suiteki, like new
SIZE: Diameter: 2.9" or 7.36 cm, Height 1" or 2.54 cm
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Kutani ware 九谷焼
Kutani ware is Japanese porcelain made in Kaga province and now in Ishikawa prefecture. The name Old Kutani refers to porcelain decorated with heavily applied overglaze enamels and produced in the Kaga mountain village of Kutani. The Kutani family have run as a family business since the turn of the century, with many well-known potters in the family. There is so much more information available on the internet about Kutani because it is so popular, I will leave one to their own browsing choices for Kutani information. See our Facebook page for some great videos of ancient Kutani items at the Kutani Museum by a well- known Kutani expert. There is also a great page regarding Kutani ware by the same gentleman, called The Kutani Ceramic website.
Shodo 書道 - Calligraphy
Calligraphy is called Shodo in Japanese. A brief from the Japanese educational site of calligraphy. We have added a link to our ‘Favorites’ links which can be found on our homepage. It is a business and sells calligraphy supplies, but they are also an.eu extension site providing extensive information. Japanese calligraphy
The Japanese calligraphy or Shodo is one of the most popular fine arts of Japan. Calligraphical works are appreciated not less than products of painting. But this kind of the fine arts possesses also philosophical sense. In the simplest understanding the calligraphy is an art to write beautifully. The master creates a work of art by bamboo brush and inks on the rice paper. It transfers harmony and beauty. The parity of simple and graceful is embodied in calligraphical works as one of main principles of Japanese aesthetics wabi sabi.
There is nothing casual in Japanese calligraphy. The beginning, the direction, the form and the ending of lines, the balance between elements are important for each line and point, and even the empty space testifies about many things. The hieroglyphs are harmonious, proportional, balanced.
Hieroglyphs of happiness
The Japanese calligraphy is not only the beauty, but also the sense more complex frequently, than value of written by brush hieroglyph. Harmony and elegance of lines create not only aesthetic pleasure but transfer also thousand-year wisdom. Each line is meaningful; each movement of calligrapher’s brush creates something fine.
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