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Detail
Detail
artist :NAKADA, KINGYOKU
age :contemporary
size :Dia12 x H22.5(cm)
size :Dia4 3/4 x H8 3/4(inch)
The fluted neck of this vase is called "Tsurukubi", meaning "crane's neck", which is a traditional form of Japanese bottles. The technique used to create this vase is called "Aochibu", literally meaning "blue dots", and was perfected in Kutani 100 years ago. The surface is first finished with black, then a scrolling pattern is painstakingly painted over with pure gold. The blue dots are then studded one by one in between the scrolls, a procedure so intricate that the artist must hold his breath during each dab of the paint brush.
Comes in a wooden box with the artist's signature.
 
About the artist
*Born in 1945
*Studied under ceramicist Gorosuke Asami after high school graduation, then studied under First Generation Kingyoku and established his style of gold painting
*Received many awards
*Has his own style in polychrome and gold and silver painting
*Leading artist in the technique of "Aochibu" scroll design
*His tea set was used to serve tea to the late Emperor of Showa