This Japanese contemporary Arita yaki 有田焼 white porcelain censer or Incense burner is quite beautiful. It is made of fine white Arita porcelain, most likely hand made using a slip mold or cast. It is a modern style and edge on a traditional design. It is about 30 years old. It is in brand new condition, no cracks chips or age cracks. The signature of the potter is on the back side of the lid. The original wooden box with the signature of the potter is also included which is very important to the history and value of the piece. We do not know the name of the Arita Kiln or potter at this time.
SIZE: Diameter 3.7" or 9.5cm, x H 3.2" or 8.2cm
About Imari or Arita Ware
Imari porcelain is the European collectors' name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province, northwestern Kyushu, and exported from the port of Imari, Saga, specifically for the European export trade. In Japanese, these porcelains are known as Arita-yaki. Imari has attracted collectors across the world for centuries and is particularly well-known for its sometsuke blue-and-white designs.
Arita porcelain is the name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province, northwestern Kyūshū. They were exported to Europe extensively from the port of Imari, Saga, between the second half of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th century. The Japanese as well as Europeans called them Imari. In Japanese, these porcelains are also known as Arita-yaki . Imari or Arita porcelain has been produced continuously until the present date.
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