Kenzan-style food dish with design of plum, late 18th to early 19th century. Kyoto workshop, Kenzan style. Edo period. Buff clay; white slip, iron pigment, and enamels under transparent glaze. H: 5.2 W: 13.3 cm. Kyoto, Japan.
Kintsugi (“golden joinery”) is the Japanese art of repairing damaged pottery with gold. It restores functionality to a broken vessel, but also adds beauty and worth. It turns brokenness into the most valuable part of the piece.
Kenzan-style tea bowl with design of plum blossoms late 19th century Ogata Kenzan , (Japanese, 1663-1743) Meiji era Red earthenware with white slip and iron pigment under transparent lead glaze H: 8.1 W: 10.6 cm Kyoto, Japan