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Kutani, Kaga Prefecture [Japan]

Pair of jars 1870 - 1900

Porcelain painted in iron-red and coloured enamels and gold | 45.3 x 44.3 x 44.3 cm (whole object) | RCIN 829

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Porcelain styles changed dramatically after Japan’s reopening to the West in the mid-nineteenth century. The generous use of gold and red on these vases represents a new style popular with overseas buyers. They were made by the Watano family, who successfully exported wares worldwide through the ports of Kōbe and Yokohama.