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Edo-era (1850) Akadama Bowl

Edo-era (1850) Akadama Bowl

Regular price $ 890.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 890.00 USD
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This stunning porcelain Imari-yaki bowl from the late Edo period features an Akadama (Red Circle) motif on the outside with a colorful interior.

The Akadama (red circle) motif portrays a brightly shining orb like the sun. And so, this symbol also represents Japan itself, the land of the rising sun.

The inside of the bowl features a flowering red and gold Karakusa design. Karakusa, a traditional Japanese print, means "winding plant" and this stylized pattern of plant spirals symbolizes vitality, prosperity and longevity.

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: 1850
  • Dimensions: 21.5 x 11 cm (8.5 x 4.3 inches)
  • As this is a handmade antique item, please understand there may be some minor imperfections, but overall this bowl is in great condition.
  • Hand wash only.
  • Do not microwave.
  • Handmade in Japan.
  • Final Sale (not eligible for returns or exchanges)
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