Japanese Leo Shishi Dragon Lion dog Kutani Porcelain fusa turt red H27cm

Japanese Leo Shishi Dragon Lion dog Kutani Porcelain fusa turt red H27cm

The posture and color is very beautiful
Kutani-yaki(ware) is well known as one of the production centers of Japanese pottery.
Japanese Shishi is the image of "virility".
Lions are said to have the power to expel evil and prevent invasion by evil spirits. A stone statue of a lion is placed on the opposite side of a guardian dog in front of shrines. In the olden days., Lion statues were also used as ornamental weights for blinds and curtains in the imperial court.

*For handmade items, Size, color and shape is a bit different about the product.
*As all potteries at tablinstore are handcrafted by a pottery artist.

Ko-Kutani of early stage progressed under the support of the Daishoji clan in 1655.
After the discovery of potter’s clay at amine near kutani village,Saijiro Goto was sent to Arita in Kyushu district to master ceramics and brought back the techniques. Though the Ko-Kutani kilns developed their bold and lovely style,they disappeared suddenly in about 1700.
The cayse of the decline is still unknown.

Then the Kasugayama kiln opend at Kanazawa under the control of Kaga clan about eighty years after the close of the Ko-Kutani kiln.
And here starts the period of Restored Kutani.
A lot of kilns were built such as Mokubei kiln the Yoshida-ya Kiln, developing each special style.

In the Meiji period, Shoza Kutani developed his own style which became popular for it’s painting of Saishiki-kinrande with all styles putting together and the works of his appren-tices were exported to get a high position as Industrial Arts of kutani.

Item Description

Condition A brand-new, Price is included a figurine.
Size W 10.2 x D 7.9 x H 10.6 inch / W 26 x D 20 x H 27 cm *approx.size
Material Japanese ceramics
Origin Made in JAPAN
Note Packaged in a box
Japanese Leo Shishi Dragon Lion dog Kutani Porcelain fusa turt red H27cm

selling price: US$314.00


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