Kutani - Gourd shaped Akae vase
Exquisitely detailed, elegantly styled vase by "Akae" (red pigment)
artist Komekyu Kazuhiko.
Six beautifully decorated panels, repeated once, swirl around the rounded
body giving an impression of fluidity and grace.
It is awe-inspiring to consider that the precisely aligned and intricate
geometrical designs are all hand painted! They create a intensely complex
web which draws the eye forever inward in search of echoing shapes and
In contrast, the deep red panel with it's traditional lucky symbols adds
a lighter whimsical touch.
Sumptuous red and gold as opposed to pale red on pure white porcelain,
modernistic angular lines coupled with curving lines and charming motifs.
All these differing elements blend together to produce a perfectly harmonious
whole. A triumph of balance and beauty which could only have been produced
by the most competent of craftsmen.
Artist: Komekyu Kazuhiko, Akae artist
Approx. size: height 8.9"(22.8cm); diameter 4.6"(11.8cm)
Origin: Ishikawa-pref. , Japan
US$3,200.00 (shipping charges not included)