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Collector Plate: Fukagawa
This 10 3/8 inch (26.4 cm) plate from Fukagawa Porcelain of Japan is one to display year round. It is at a glance of recognizable quality. I believe this to be the first plate of the series designed and signed by artist Suetomi called "Warabe No Haiku" and this one is called "Beneath the Plum Branch". It based upon a poem. The plate is completely handcrafted and is made from Izumiyama stone and has a gold rim. The depiction is of little warriors at play until their mother(s) call. The background porcelain is completely and brightly white, with the figures in deep rich vermilion and light aqua. The trees are gold. The gloss to the glaze of this plate is truly magnificent.
The plate is mint in condition with no issues. The box is whole but had its day a while ago. One corner of the lid is split and wants tape. Lots of paperwork explaining the history of Fukagawa - purveyor to the Imperial Household - the artist and the inspiration and of course authenticity. There is even an wooden plate stand which has never seen daylight included! It is from a limited edition and numbered, they just didn't tell what those numbers are in English.
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