Japanese Lacquer and Porcelain Jubako Style Condiment Set

Pictured is a Jubako Style condiment Set with three removable porcelain lidded containers in a “Shunkei” lacquer carrying box. Lacquered chopsticks are incorporated into the front of the box which holds the bowls in place. Sides have punched out crescent moon and gourd designs and the back has two feathered arrow braces to keep the blue and white containers in place. The bowls have a flower motif on both the removable lid and sides. There is a metal handle on top for carrying. Beautiful, original condition. Dimensions:4-½”w x 4-½’d x 8.0”h (10.8cm x 10.8cm x 10.3cm)

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Kyō-yaki, decorated Japanese ceramics produced in Kyōto from about the middle of the 17th century. The development of this ware was stimulated by the appearance of enameled porcelains in Kyushu, and it was not long after Sakaida Kakiemon successfully perfected overglaze enamels in Arita that Nonomura Ninsei also began production in Kyōto. Kyō-yaki contrasted with the enamelled wares of Arita that had been heavily influenced by Chinese models and produced with an eye to foreign export; instead, the Kyōto wares are in the classical Japanese style, retaining much of the traditional taste of the court.

The name, Kyo-yaki which can be translated as Kyoto Pottery Wares, in general, refers to all or any pottery and porcelain products produced in Kyoto. Kyoyaki is also known as Kiyomizuyaki. Although Kyoyaki is known for its beautiful pottery used by the upper class society for the tea ceremony during the Edo period, the making of the porcelain was not started until much later. It was around 1804-1818 when the first porcelain ware was produced. Kyo-yaki porcelain is appreciated for its exquisite refined taste which can be expressed as wahu that means pure Japanese decorative style. A wide variety of tableware, tea utensils, and ornamental objects were produced. Pictorial motifs are painted in the style of both the Kanō school and Yamato-e traditions.

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