Hakuji Porcelaine Tea Set
Hakuji Porcelain Tea Set is an Arita porcelain tea set consisting of a teapot with handle and two tea cups.
Arita porcelain tea set from Ichiryu’s workshop
Teapot dimensions: h. 90 mm w. 100 mm
Bowls: h. 60 mm w. 75 mm
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Price indicated for the set.
About the pocelaines of Arita : The porcelains of Arita are mainly known in Europe under the name of «Imari», because it corresponds to the port from which, historically, these porcelains left for Europe, exported by the Dutch merchants. But it is in the small town of Arita, in the prefecture of Saga, north of Kyushu, that these porcelains are manufactured since the beginning of the 17th century. Since 1616 exactly, a turning point in the history of this product because the time marked the end of the Chinese monopoly on the use of Kaolin for the production of fine porcelain. Japan began production, exporting until 1757. During the Edo era, the government regulated the export of these products, and they became less available abroad, focusing more on distribution in Japan. During the 19th century, exports resumed thanks to Arita porcelains that were presented at international fairs and exhibitions, again contributing to their global reputation. Many houses (Kamamoto) and artists produce Arita porcelain. Some of them are also recognized as "living human treasure" in Japan.