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Punch has "a pineapple juice base with six other juices added to it," Workman said
Kakiemon continued to influence European decoration throughout the 18th and into the 19th century and is still being reproduced by the most famous porcelain makers today.widely spaced decoration placed with a perfect eye for harmony and balance.
Working in the ceramic heartland of Japanese ceramics, Arita Province, it was Kizaemon, who, achieving a range of firsts, opened a new window to the world of ceramic art.
In the early 17th century, Imperial China was in complete political chaos with the turmoil of the closing years of the Ming dynasty.
Kakiemon XIII, (1906 1982), was designated as an important cultural treasure of Japan in March 1971 and Kakiemon XIV, born in 1934, the 13th descendant of Sakaida Kakiemon, was designated a Living National Treasure of ceramic decoration in July, 2001.
The Dutch, at this time, were the great merchant trading sea power, who, with a concession trading port, exported vast amounts of Chinese export porcelain to Europe, all produced at the great kilns of Jingdezhen. The sublime palette of Kakiemon enamels is a key example. Remember, it was at this time that Japan was closed to the West in an effort to contain European influence and it was only from these designated ports that trading could take place. Very often seen are the Three Friends of Winter, (pine, prunus, and bamboo), trailing flowers, and banded hedges.
This was Japan s export high peak with virtually no competition.
History is like the tide, with the rise and fall of events and the story of Kakiemon is about to take a rise!
China was the source of all porcelain to the West, with a vast output being exported to Europe. At this time, Japanese porcelain was unknown, let alone the beautiful porcelains from the Kakiemon kilns.
In the world of art and design, colour is important, in fact, of primary importance, with many specific colours bearing the name of thrust pad their originator. He is traditionally believed to have introduced over glaze enamelling on porcelain to Japan in the 1640s and in recognition of his dedication and artistic achievements, was awarded the honorific name of Kaki emon, or, Kakiemon.