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Edo-era (1860) Nishiki Bowl with Dragon and Butterflies Design

Edo-era (1860) Nishiki Bowl with Dragon and Butterflies Design

Regular price $ 320.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 320.00 USD
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Discover the exquisite craftsmanship of the Edo era with this authentic Imari-yaki Nishiki bowl, a masterpiece of Japanese porcelain artistry dating back to 1860. Celebrated for its "Nishiki" or brocade-style design, this bowl is a testament to the intricate use of vibrant colors over a pristine white glaze, a hallmark of true Imari porcelain.

Masterful Artistry and Symbolism

At the heart of this historic piece lies a meticulously hand-painted cobalt blue dragon, an emblem of power, creativity, and the guardian of hidden treasures according to Japanese mythology. The dragon's presence is complemented by an array of embossed flowers and butterflies adorning the rim and exterior, symbols of natural beauty and transformation.

A Timeless Treasure
This bowl is not just a piece of decor; it's a conversation starter, a symbol of good fortune, and a potential heirloom to be cherished for generations. Whether as a gift to celebrate milestones or as a good-luck charm for your home, its beauty and symbolic richness are sure to captivate.

Embrace the opportunity to own a piece of Japanese history with this Edo-era Imari-yaki Nishiki bowl, a splendid addition to any collection of fine antiques or a meaningful gift that carries the legacy of Japanese artistry.

Details & Care:

  • Date: 1860
  • Dimensions: 18.5 x 7cm (6.9 x 1.2")
  • Excellent for its age, with minor historical imperfections, including a small burn spot inside (detailed in the first picture).
  • Hand wash recommended; not suitable for microwave use.
  • Handmade in Japan.
  • Purchase Information: Due to its antique nature, this is a final sale item, not eligible for returns or exchanges.
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A piece of living history

Selected by one of Kyoto's top antique dealers
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