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Antique Japanese Ko- Kutani Taoist Immortal (1 of 6)
Rams Head Antiques
Durham, UK

Antique Japanese Ko- Kutani Taoist Immortal

REF: LA410233
£895
€1,056
$1,087
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Description
This is a fabulous Japanese Ko Kutani figure of a Taoist Immortal. The impressive and very substantial figure holds a staff and prayer scroll is beautifully enamelled and hand gilded in deep blues, greens. reds and gold. The decoration to his robes and headgear is most impressive. Ko-Kutani (old Kutani) was made during the 17th and early 18th centuries, before the more commonly known Kutani wares of the 19th century were introduced. The more prestigious Ko-Kutani wares are recognised by scholars to be a complex and much mis-represented group, very often not from Kutani at all . The Ko-Kutani period, is marked by vivid dark colors that epitomize lavish aesthetics. It is theorized that the long, harsh and grey winters of the Hokutiku region led to a desire among people living there for ceramic ware to show strong and bold colours. The classical five colours style is known as gossip-de 五彩手) which includes green, blue, yellow, purple, and red. The designs are bold and normally depict landscapes, the beauty of nature, and people, and cover most of the surface of each piece. This is a wonderful example of the Ko Kutani style, the substantial figure is in excellent condition and stands all of 40 cms tall.

measurements

Height:
40 cm

declaration

Rams Head Antiques has clarified that the Antique Japanese Ko- Kutani Taoist Immortal (LA410233) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1830

additional info

Material:
Artisan:
-
Date of Manufacture:
1830

delivery

UK insured packing and delivery is £20

location

This Antique Japanese Ko- Kutani Taoist Immortal is located in Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom

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