The Tradition 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.

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Edo-era (1800) Nishiki Small Plate

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$ 215.00 USD
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$ 215.00 USD

This beautiful Imari-yaki small plate from the Edo Era is in the Nishiki, or “brocade”-style of porcelain, characterized by the use of many colors of paint over the white glaze. This particular kozara or small plate, features breathtaking hand-painted designs in red, green, yellow, black and gold, in addition to the classic blue. Scalloped edges add even more character.

In the center of the dish in cobalt blue are a design of plum blossoms, pine and bamboo trees—an auspicious combination called Shochikubai that symbolizes longevity (pine/ sho), vitality (bamboo chiku), and beauty (plum bai).

With all its auspicious symbols, this little plate is perfect as a celebratory present or as a good-luck gift for yourself! Use as a small dish to serve sauce, single serving of chocolate/snacks, or to hold jewelry and other precious small items.

Details & Care:

  • Date: 1800
  • As this is an antique item (about 220 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)
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