A Japanese Kutani 九谷焼 censer or Incense Burner of Momiji decoration by the Kosen Kutani kiln The motif or momiji or maple leaves, are hand-painted in overglaze enamels on the dark blue body. This is a vintage Japanese incense burner of Kutani ware, which was made by the famous Kosen kiln Kutani about 40-45 years ago. According to the Japanese dealer, Kosen Kutani is a brother and a descendant of one of the Kutani family and as such head of his kiln. Please see more about Kutani and the history, one of the most famous and well known Japanese porcelain producers. As shown in the pictures, it's relatively good condition. The body has a small and minor scratches and glaze-worn spots. The rim of the incense burner & the back side of the lid has charcoal stains, due to use. The rim of the incense burner has a small original dent spot which occurred in the manufacturing Regardless, still a beautiful piece.
SIZE: Diameter 4.3" or 11 cm and Height 4.1" or 10.5 cm
Kutani ware 九谷焼
Kutani ware 九谷焼 is Japanese porcelain made in Kaga province, 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 powerful Maeda family had established a kiln there by 1656. The clay bodies used were gray and coarse-grained. On most pieces—dishes and bowls were especially common—a white or blue-white matte glaze was decorated in dark, restrained colours, initially greens, yellows, and some reds, and later purples and dark blues. Some items had cobalt blue decoration under a white glaze.
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