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Rectangle Plate, Chrysanthemum

Craft Company
Shingama Kiln
Seto, Aichi Prefecture
W100 × H342 × D50mm
Porcelain stone

Flowering in beauty

Seto Sometsuke (Blue and white porcelain) was first created in the early 19th century. It has long been popular as Seto’s unique technique of capturing and depicting the nature of Seto, Aichi Prefecture.

This work is a long rectangular plate made by “SHINGAMA,” a Seto pottery kiln established in 1919. A single chrysanthemum blooming on a pure white porcelain canvas is beautiful. The stunning shades of a cobalt blue gosu glaze painted on unglazed porcelain simultaneously suggests both the solid presence of the design and the refinement of sometsuke porcelain. It is truly a gem to be savored and appreciated for its brush strokes made by the hands of Seto artisans.