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Large white, blue and brown glazed clay Japanese bowl decorated with hares and flowers. Notable kintsugi restorations.
The word kintsugi literally translates to “golden juncture”, it refers to a Japanese technique which has existed since the 15th century and involves restoring broken ceramics with the use of a special lacquer mixed with gold powder. The philosophy attached to such a technique is to illustrate the history of the object and to intigrate the restoration so that it’s clearly visible as opposed to attempting to conceal it.
Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)
Height: 4.3″ – Diameter: 7.4″