Arita Porcelain Plate (SS) (Fuji)

Arita Porcelain Plate (SS) (Fuji)


Arita-yaki (有田焼) was founded in 1616 in the small town of Arita in Saga prefecture. As the birthplace of Japanese porcelain, Arita porcelain became highly prized in both the East and West after the 17th century. The earliest production was characterised by the delicate indigo ‘sometsuke’ (染付) underglaze on the translucent porcelain body. The glass-like texture is formed by the high-quality clay and porcelain stone ‘toseki’, which are extracted from the surrounding Izumiyama mountains. Arita porcelain also underwent major shifts in production values to better reflect the needs of ordinary citizens, hence the unadorned one-color design of the sometsuke underglaze remained a timeless signature throughout the centuries.

This collection of Arita porcelainware combines traditional Japanese motifs with a contemporary design. These small ‘mamezara’ plates (meaning ‘beans’) are highly versatile for serving cakes and small appetizers. Ideal as a set of five, these plates can be enjoyed as a collection to adorn the dining table.

Mt. Fuji is a national symbol that has long been captured in countless artworks by Japanese artists - most notably in the works of Hokusai.
As Japan’s most highest mountain that has endured through the ages, the sacred Mt. Fuji has come to symbolize eternal beauty in Japanese culture.

Dimensions: Ø10.8 x H1.8cm

Material: Porcelain

Place of Origin: Arita, Japan

Instruction for Care: Dishwasher and Microwave Safe

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