Japanese Shishi is the image of "virility". MARKED Japanese foo dog Kutani lion is highly painted and decorated in Moriage style. It is in excellent vintage condition, I see no chips, cracks or breaks. ROMANTIC HISTORY OF 350 YEARS SUPPORTED BY KUTANIYAKI.
Ko-Kutani of early stage progressed under the support of the Daishoji clan in 1655. After the discovery of potters clay at amine near kutani village, Saijiro Goto was sent to Arita in Kyushu district to master ceramics and brought back the techniques. Though the Ko-Kutani kilns developed their bold and lovely style, they disappeared suddenly in about 1700. The case of the decline is still unknown.
Then the Kasugayama kiln opend at Kanazawa under the control of Kaga clan about eighty years after the close of the Ko-Kutani kiln. And here starts the period of Restored Kutani. A lot of kilns were built such as Mokubei kiln the Yoshida-ya Kiln, developing each special style. In the Meiji period, Shoza Kutani developed his own style which became popular for its painting of Saishiki-kinrande with all styles putting together and the works of his appren-tices were exported to get a high position as Industrial Arts of kutani.
The item "Two MARKED Vintage Japanese Mori Kutani Porcelain Dragon Lion Dogs-Made in Japan" is in sale since Wednesday, July 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Japanese\Dolls". The seller is "1costumedesigner" and is located in Chatsworth, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.