Arita Porcelain Plate (SS) (Plum And Crane)

Arita Porcelain Plate (SS) (Plum And Crane)


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.

Umetsuru - Plum and Crane
This unique design combines two beloved Japanese motifs which symbolise longevity: the crane and plum.
The crane or tsuru (鶴), is a national treasure of Japanese culture for it is said to have a life span of a thousand years.
The plum is emblematic of longevity and perseverance, as it is the first flower to blossom in the year after enduring the harsh winters.

Dimensions: Ø10.8 x H1.8cm

Material: Porcelain

Place of Origin: Arita, Japan

Instruction for Care:
Dishwasher and Microwave Safe

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