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.
Edo-era (1800) Nishiki Small Plate
Edo-era (1800) Nishiki Small Plate
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)
Taxes & Customs FeesAs our products are shipped from Japan they may be subject to taxes and to customs fees in the country of delivery. These costs are the customer’s responsibility.
For our customers in the USA:
Most packages with a declared value that is under $2000 USD will be cleared without any fees.
For our customers in Australia:
Orders below $1000 AUD are regarded as 'low value imports' by Australian customs. As of 01 July 2018, customs duties may apply to any goods imported from overseas by consumers in Australia. For more information please visit the Australian customs website.
For our customers in Canada:
Orders above $20 CAN require that you pay the applicable duties and the GST. For more information please visit the Canadian customs website.
For our customers in the EU:
From 1 July 2021, import VAT is payable on all goods entering the EU, irrespective of their value. For goods with a value of more than €150 you will have to pay Customs Duty in addition to import VAT. The customs value on which Customs Duty is calculated is the cost of the goods plus transport (including postage), any insurance and any handling charges to deliver the goods to the EU. The rate of Customs Duty that applies depends on the goods you import.
Carrier handling fees are typically $10 to $20.
To minimize fees, we recommend selecting the ePacket shipping method and not the Express Shipping Method.
We understand that custom fees are worrying for some of you. We hope that you are reassured by the fact that, when buying on Bento&co, you really are ordering direct from Japan- getting authentic and original Japanese items that are not easily found anywhere else.
For Express Shipping: FedEx, UPS and DHL usually send an invoice a few days after delivery where as EMS (JP Post shipped, delivered by your National Post) generally charges the required sum at delivery.
For Registered & Economy Shipping: Your national carrier will generally bill you when applicable.
Bento&co is officially licensed by Kyoto prefecture to sell antiques. License number: 611242230009
A piece of living history
Selected by one of Kyoto's top antique dealers
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