This imposing Japanese big bowl, 30 centimetres in diameter and 18 centimetres high, is in the Kinrande style, which means “golden brocade”.
Made in the Arita kiln, it dates from the 18th century. Its cobalt-blue and iron-red decoration is enhanced with gold.
The basin is adorned with floral motifs, centered on the chrysanthemum, the imperial flower par excellence.
When it arrived at the workshop, the bowl had already undergone a previous restoration using staples. I removed them, then restored the piece with a traditional 24-carat gold kintsugi. Some of the holes left by the staples were replaced by a chrysanthemum-shaped Takamakie to match the porcelain’s floral decoration.
Myriam’s verdict: The discreet Kintsugi blends perfectly with the decor, bringing just the right amount of elegance to this very old piece.
Myriam’s view: The discreet Kintsugi matchs perfectly with the decor, bringing just the right amount of elegance to this very old piece.