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Vintage Kutani Hat Pin Vase Ku tani Nine Valleys Square Asian Hand Painted Oriental Bud Vase Japanese Geisha Garden Scene Hat Pin Holder

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Vintage Kutani Hat Pin Vase Ku tani Nine Valleys Square Asian Hand Painted Oriental Bud Vase Japanese Geisha Garden Scene Hat Pin Holder

Estate sales – especially in the New England area – are fun and often result in exciting little treasures like this wonderfully Ku tani (Nine Valleys) hat pin vase featuring beautiful geishas in a serene garden setting.

The piece is very absolutely wonderful! The pattern is of a serene setting and with a raised base design that has been hand painting and then had gold gilding accents added; it gives the vase a simplistic beauty. It measures 4-7/8” tall x 1-1/4” across the top x 2-1/2” across the base. The base is marked with oriental characters – which I have not been able to translate. It is in amazing vintage condition - there is one issue on one of the inner edges at the top - it is misshapen, but not sharp so I am not sure if it is a chip or production error. Other than this, there are no other chips, scratches, cracks or crazing.

Ku tani (Nine Valleys) mark. Two different marks occurs on same tea set imported to the USA before WW I. Tentative date around the first decades of the 20th century.

Whether for the new collector or the connoisseur, this beautiful bud vase will be a lovely addition to any oriental ceramic collection!!

Kutani

The word Kutani means Nine Valleys and is the name of an area and a village. The two characters that make up the word Kutani consist of the character for "nine", ku and "valley". Since Kutani is a place, almost all pieces marked Kutani were decorated there even if by any of the many manufacturers or trading shops, rather than just a single factory. Porcelain decorators familiar with the Kutani style could also move around so as an example we can sometimes find pieces marked Yokohama & Kobe with decoration in typical Kutani style. Many Kutani made pieces might also have just the artist's as a mark, and no location at all, leading us to also needing to look at style as a clue to the origin of a piece.

Ancient history

The first time we hear of porcelain from the Kutani (nine valleys) Village, was in 1655, in the in the first year of the Myoreki epoch. Japanese ceramic history has it that stones suitable for porcelain making was found in the Kutani mine of the Daishoji Clan, whereupon Lord Maeda Toshiharu sent Goto Saijiro to the Arita Village in the Hizen province to learn how to make porcelain. Kutani Porcelains from this early period are specifically called Ko-Kutani and are extremely rare. The production of this ware continued for about 50-60 years.

Restoration in 1800

Around 1800 the Kutani kilns was restored in Kasugayama, Kanazawa City to make utilarian porcelains. After just a few years this kiln was destroyed by fire. Around 1806-1820 Honda Sadakichi built new kilns in Wakasugi with the purpose of reviving the old style. In 1823-1831 Yoshidaya Kilns were built in Daishoji at the site of Ko-Kutani to concentrate on commercial porcelain with printed designs. The production continues until today. In the mid-1800s the Kutani name was again revived by a number of skilled craftsmen working in different styles of which Kutani Shoza (1816-1883), working with gaudy enamels and with gold brocade, might be the best known.

Production for Export

During and after the Meiji period (1868-1912) up until today almost all Kutani porcelain in Shoza style was exported. Most of the Kutani porcelain we see today is thus 'Shoza style', 'Yoshida Kiln' export wares, dating from early 19th century up until today.

Happy to Combine Shipping on items purchased and shipped together.

Please review all pictures, as they are part of the description. Please message me with questions thank you for visiting!

Check out our Crafts, Charms and Jewelry at www.TreasureGalleria.com and our Antiques, Vintage Items and Collectibles at our Pattern Site www.KattsCurioCabinet.net
Vintage Kutani Hat Pin Vase Ku tani Nine Valleys Square Asian Hand Painted Oriental Bud Vase Japanese Geisha Garden Scene Hat Pin Holder

Estate sales – especially in the New England area – are fun and often result in exciting little treasures like this wonderfully Ku tani (Nine Valleys) hat pin vase featuring beautiful geishas in a serene garden setting.

The piece is very absolutely wonderful! The pattern is of a serene setting and with a raised base design that has been hand painting and then had gold gilding accents added; it gives the vase a simplistic beauty. It measures 4-7/8” tall x 1-1/4” across the top x 2-1/2” across the base. The base is marked with oriental characters – which I have not been able to translate. It is in amazing vintage condition - there is one issue on one of the inner edges at the top - it is misshapen, but not sharp so I am not sure if it is a chip or production error. Other than this, there are no other chips, scratches, cracks or crazing.

Ku tani (Nine Valleys) mark. Two different marks occurs on same tea set imported to the USA before WW I. Tentative date around the first decades of the 20th century.

Whether for the new collector or the connoisseur, this beautiful bud vase will be a lovely addition to any oriental ceramic collection!!

Kutani

The word Kutani means Nine Valleys and is the name of an area and a village. The two characters that make up the word Kutani consist of the character for "nine", ku and "valley". Since Kutani is a place, almost all pieces marked Kutani were decorated there even if by any of the many manufacturers or trading shops, rather than just a single factory. Porcelain decorators familiar with the Kutani style could also move around so as an example we can sometimes find pieces marked Yokohama & Kobe with decoration in typical Kutani style. Many Kutani made pieces might also have just the artist's as a mark, and no location at all, leading us to also needing to look at style as a clue to the origin of a piece.

Ancient history

The first time we hear of porcelain from the Kutani (nine valleys) Village, was in 1655, in the in the first year of the Myoreki epoch. Japanese ceramic history has it that stones suitable for porcelain making was found in the Kutani mine of the Daishoji Clan, whereupon Lord Maeda Toshiharu sent Goto Saijiro to the Arita Village in the Hizen province to learn how to make porcelain. Kutani Porcelains from this early period are specifically called Ko-Kutani and are extremely rare. The production of this ware continued for about 50-60 years.

Restoration in 1800

Around 1800 the Kutani kilns was restored in Kasugayama, Kanazawa City to make utilarian porcelains. After just a few years this kiln was destroyed by fire. Around 1806-1820 Honda Sadakichi built new kilns in Wakasugi with the purpose of reviving the old style. In 1823-1831 Yoshidaya Kilns were built in Daishoji at the site of Ko-Kutani to concentrate on commercial porcelain with printed designs. The production continues until today. In the mid-1800s the Kutani name was again revived by a number of skilled craftsmen working in different styles of which Kutani Shoza (1816-1883), working with gaudy enamels and with gold brocade, might be the best known.

Production for Export

During and after the Meiji period (1868-1912) up until today almost all Kutani porcelain in Shoza style was exported. Most of the Kutani porcelain we see today is thus 'Shoza style', 'Yoshida Kiln' export wares, dating from early 19th century up until today.

Happy to Combine Shipping on items purchased and shipped together.

Please review all pictures, as they are part of the description. Please message me with questions thank you for visiting!

Check out our Crafts, Charms and Jewelry at www.TreasureGalleria.com and our Antiques, Vintage Items and Collectibles at our Pattern Site www.KattsCurioCabinet.net

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Vintage Kutani Hat Pin Vase Ku tani Nine Valleys Square Asian Hand Painted Oriental Bud Vase Japanese Geisha Garden Scene Hat Pin Holder

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  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: Oriental Porcelain, Porcelain, Paint, Glaze
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