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A Japanese antique Kutani 九谷焼 okimono, ornament, or statue of a wise man is handmade with great character. It is well made in true old Kutani character and style dating to the end of the Meiji period of 1868-1912 or approximately 100 years old per the dealer in Japan. It is handmade and hand painted in multiple overglaze enamel colors still holding true brightness of Kutani blues, greens, red, yellow and white. The skin tone is in bright red as often seen on the old Kutani statues. It is showing some typical Kutani painted age wear as is the wise man, but overall in good condition with no cracks or chips; please see the pictures. There is a small wabi sabi repair to the end of his beard, great character this one has! It is not signed or marked, it is just an old Kutani statue. Please see our many other Kutani items and statues with always more on the way.
SIZE: Height 5.1" or 12.95 cms, Width 3.5" or 8.89 cms, Length 2.8" or 7.11 cms
Please see our other okimono and ornament in the store, about 120 of them by different makers, ages, sizes, motif, and color. They are found in several different categories including Fine Art, Sculptures; and the easiest way to find them all at once is to search 'okimono' or statue in the box that says 'What are you looking for' on the top right of the page.
Kutani ware 九谷焼
From the Kutani museum: Kutani Porcelain has been brought up in the long history in Kaga district now Ishikawa Prefectureof Japan. Many kilns of Kutani Porcelain such as Ko Kutani, the Yoshidaya kiln, the Miyamotoya kiln established the traditional styles originally.
Ko Kutan or pre- Mieji period Kutani was made in Kutani Village within the territory of Daishoji clan which was a branch of the Kaga clan, and after that many kilns of Kutani Porcelain such as the Yoshidaya kiln, the Miyamotoya kiln, the Kutani Mastuyama kiln etc were produced. The basic traditional styles of Kutani Porcelain were created throughout the kilns and, the techniques have been inherited by many artists of this area at the present. In addition, a lot of Ko Kutani and others live on here. It is extremely significant that 'the specialty art museum' featuring Kutani Porcelain is established in this area. There is much information available on the internet and in books about the history of Kutani, Japanese museums, and the 'Kutani Ceramic Website'.
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Japanese Antique Kutani 九谷焼 Okimono or Ornament, Statue of a Wise Man
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