1900s Japanese Blue & White Imari Square Porcelain Tea Caddy
1900s Japanese Blue & White Imari Porcelain Tea Caddy.
The scene shows a small man on a boat under a sky of birds. The influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism in Porcelain designs is seen in the use of the empty spaces between the tree and the far shore. This technique allows the mind to fill the void with what should be seen. Another Zen aspect is contrasting the smallness of the man in relation to the grandness of nature that is surrounding him in the image.
What is Imari Porcelain?
Imari porcelain is a term for a colored style of antique Japanese porcelain, named after the seaport Imari on the island Kyushu, Saga, in Japan, from where the porcelain first was shipped to the West starting at the beginning of the 17th century.
Exquisite, elegant, and of the highest quality, Imari porcelain is highly respected in Japanese culture and is one of the pride and hallmark of Japan. The two true masters in the antique Imari trade are the Japanese and the Chinese artisans.
It’s no secret that Imari porcelain is highly valued by art experts and lovers all over the world. When you purchase antique Imari porcelain, you are guaranteed unparalleled quality and originality. Each is a stunning piece, rich in history and high in cultural value, created by true masters of the art.
Imari Tea Caddy
Height - 95mm
Width - 47mm
Width of Lid - 25mm