JAPANESE IMARI PORCELAIN PLATE IGEZARA MEIJI FUJI YAMA

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
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  • Sold Date: Dec 11, 2007
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JAPANESE IMARI PORCELAIN PLATE IGEZARA MEIJI FUJI YAMA TO TSURU DESIGN

ITEM: Plate FORM: Circular

SIZE: 244 mm (~10 inches) HEIGHT: 32 mm

WEIGHT: 700 grs

MATERIAL: Porcelain

EPOQUE: Meiji.

COLOR: Deep blue and white with brown notched rim.

STYLE: Igezara

ORIGIN: Japan

CONDITION: Overall condition is excellent; No chip, crack or repair. Interstices. Glaze faded with time.

DESIGN:

- MATSU with TSURU on the Fuji Mount.

The pine encompasses the total surface of this delicate mountainus landscape with his squat and sinuous trunk and its always green foliation, symbol of eternity to the eyes of the man. In the background, the cranes, symbol of longevity, Mounting of Immortal, are flying over the FUJI MOUNT which challenge time by its opposition to progress.

COMMENT:

-The name IGEZARA was given by people in ARITA to printed plates with rims which were pie-crust shaped and covered with a chocolate-colored glaze. IGE is a Saga prefecture dialect word for thorn. IGEZARA were being made using the copper-plate-paper transfer method in ARITA area by the late 1880s.

-TSURU (crane) is a symbol of good fortune and longevity because of its fabled life span of a thousand years. It also represents fidelity, as Japanese cranes are k
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