The Traditional Collection
A premium collection from Bento&co unlike any before, we’ve handpicked a selection of gorgeous Japanese antique tableware from Kyoto that will allow you to experience the beauty of traditional Japan in your own home. Whether displayed in your house, or, as we would recommend, enjoyed in your daily life, these one-of-a-kind treasures will transport you to a Japan of long ago.
Edo-era (1840) Blue Fukuju Bowl
- Regular price
- $ 680.00 USD
- Regular price
- Sale price
- $ 680.00 USD
- Unit price
This stunning blue and white porcelain Imari-yaki bowl from the late Edo period, features the repeating characters of 福寿 Fukuju.
With its beautiful repetition of auspicious symbols, this bowl is perfect as a celebratory present or as a good-luck gift for you and your family that can be passed down as an heirloom. Sturdy and large, this would work wonderfully as a fruit bowl, or for serving food when entertaining.
Details & Care:
- Date: 1840
- As this is an antique item (estimated about 180 years old), there are some very minor scratches and fine cracks but otherwise in amazing condition.
- Hand wash only.
- Do not microwave.
- Handmade in Japan.
- Final Sale (not eligible for returns or exchanges)
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A piece of living history
Selected by one of Kyoto's top antique dealers
Ships Free from Kyoto, Japan (Tracked and Insured)
Guaranteed one-of-a-kind antique
福 fuku (blessing) and 寿 ju/kotobuki (longevity), together express long life and happiness.
Entirely hand-painted, a stylized rendition of 寿 is centered inside the bowl, from which wavy blue stripes strips radiate out. Inside the stripes is the delicate “karakusa” or “winding plant” pattern, inspired by spiraling vines and symbolizing vitality.