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A Small Koransha Dish â Cherry Tree â Showa

A Small Koransha Dish – Cherry Tree – Showa

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1970: Item # 974889

Please refer to our stock # 20 when inquiring.
A nice little Japanese Koransha dish with a design in dark blue of a cheery tree with red cherries. It measures 2 ½” long by 2” wide and is 1” deep. We date it to the late Showa period, 1940s-1960s. It is signed by the Koransha (Scented Orchid) workshop on the base. The piece is in excellent condition.

Over three hundred years ago, Eizaemon Fukagawa began hand crafting porcelain in feudal Japan. About two centuries later, the eighth generation of Eizaemon Fukagawa formed own group of potters in a town named Arita, the birthplace of Japanese porcelain. This group, formed in the 1870’s, called itself the “KORAN-SHA”(meaning “Orchid style”).