This time, we will introduce the rarity of existing Imari Arita porcelain.
Among the Arita ware handled by SUPER VINTAGE, there are many types called "Koimari". Koimari is a name that refers to old Imari ware that was fired in the Edo period. Imari ware is a general term for porcelain produced in Hizen Province (now Saga Prefecture and Nagasaki Prefecture) centering on Arita (Arita Town, Saga Prefecture).
It is extremely rare for pottery that was fired during the Edo period from 1603 to 1868 to be preserved without even a single inch of chipping or damage, and those in good condition have already been handed over to collectors. There are many things that are not available.
In addition, it is rare that green paint is used in old Imari of this period.
This thick green paint is extremely rare in existing Arita porcelain, and is known for its rarity.
In addition to Koimari, there is also pottery called “Koakae”. Ko-akae refers to ancient five-colored porcelain that is believed to have been made in the Jingdezhen kilns before the Ming dynasty Wanryaku period (1573-1620), even older than Ko-Imari.
Considering that the pottery that was made more than 450 years ago has been handed down from generation to generation and has been carefully preserved to this day, this alone makes it clear that Arita porcelain has long been regarded as an antique art piece. You can see that it was of great value.
In addition, the pattern is also drawn with such delicate brushwork and color that it is hard to believe that it was drawn more than 400 years ago. I can't hide my surprise that there was a high quality paintbrush.
You can feel the seriousness, delicacy, and high level of skill of the Japanese people from this history.
In the concierge room, we will guide you through these rare Arita porcelain so that you can see them with your own eyes and touch them with your own hands.
Please take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the concierge room.