Kintsugi White Porcelain Plate from Showa Period Decorated with a Painting by Koiso / Traditional Kintsugi - Platina Finish
This porcelain plate was repaired using traditional kintsugi techniques. All the ingredients used for the repair process are natural and food safe.
The repair process of this item was completed by our Kintsugi artist in Oct. 2021 at Traditional Kintsugi Shop TSUGU TSUGU, Tokyo, Japan.
Features: White plate decorated with a reproduction of the painting “白川女” made by the Japanese painter Ryōhei Koiso (1903 - 1988). The painting in question features a Caucasian woman wearing an apron and a hood. She is sitting on a chair, clasping her hands.
This plate was broken into two pieces when it arrived at our studio. The broken parts were repaired with a natural Japanese lacquer called "urushi." The lacquer was then dusted with genuine platina powder. Compared to silver powder, platina powder does not get darker with time.
This plate is part of a series of plates released by the restaurant New Tokyo in 1968. This restaurant used to release a limited-edition plate series every year from 1960 to 1974.
■ Product Details:
- Product Code: #220
- Brand: New Tokyo (restaurant in Tokyo created in 1937)
- Size: Diameter 17 cm Height 1.8 cm
- Era: Showa Era, 1968
- Types of Pottery (Area of Production): Unknown
- Types of Pottery (Intention to Use): Decorative Plate
■ How to care for an item repaired with kintsugi :
Items repaired using traditional kintsugi techniques should be treated with the same care as traditional lacquerware.
Please note the following:
1. Fractured points repaired with urushi lacquer become stronger as time passes. It is recommended that you start using the item several months after this item is repaired.
2. Do not place an item repaired with kintsugi in a microwave, a dishwasher, an oven or an open fire.
3. It is advised to wash your kintsugi items by hand. Make sure to wash your repaired items gently and avoid scrubbing around the repaired cracks.
4. Be careful not to scratch the repaired parts when using sharp cutlery such as forks and knives.
5. Please make sure that the parts repaired with urushi lacquer are not damaged by other plates and cups when storing your tableware on your cupboard shelves.
6. Do not place the repaired item in a fridge for too long.
7. Do not soak the repaired item in water for too long.
8. Store the item in a place where it is not directly exposed to sunlight.
The repair of this item took several months and we poured all our heart into it. We hope that this little kintsugi piece of art repaired by our hands will bring you joy in your daily life.
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