Hatta Itsuzan, brocade accessory case with bird and flower
It is molded like a teacup water with a slightly large lid, and it is a well-shaped accessory case with excellent pattern and shape along with the lid. It seems that these small cases were used to put candy and bonbons in the Western countries.
Bird-and-flower painting is drawn in detail on the entire surface of the small body, including the lid, and the body and lid are decorated with patterns in brocade.
size ; body; diameter about 5.2 cm, height including lid about 10.3 cm lid; diameter about 6 cm
condition ; good
The bird-and-flower painting, which was often seen in the export kutani in the early Meiji period, is drawn like a Japanese painting on the entire surface of a small body. A variety of paints are also used, and it is finished in the design unique to Meiji kutani.
The knob of the lid is shaped like a precious ball (*), and the surface is painted in brocade. The pattern of the lid is drawn so as to cover the main body and looks like zuiun (auspicious clouds). The combination of a jewel and a precious jewel represents the best of luck. It is unknown if people in the Western countries felt that meaning, but it is sure to be beautiful to the eyes.
* a precious ball that is said to create various treasures as people wish
The back name is written as ” Marunaka produced / Itsuzan painted”. Marunaka is Marunaka Magohei, one of the pioneering pottery merchants in the early and middle Meiji period. This work means a truly gem that was produced by Marunaka, who had captured the tastes of the Western countries, by asking Hatta Itsuzan to paint.
About creator of this work
|date of exhibition||September 28, 2020|
|buy & sell||under consideration|