Akamaru Setsuzan, brocade plate with flowers in autumn

Explanation of the work

The flowers in the end of summer are delicately drawn in the center of flat plate, and the surroundings are luxuriously decorated with thick brocade. This work was painted as picturesque scene. It is a unique design of Kanazawa kutani in the early Meiji period.

Size: Width about 21 cm  height about 1.8 cm

The flowers are peony, chrysanthemum, sanguisorba and gentian. Above all, the elegant sanguisorba with long and high flowers are drawn as if they were fluttering in the wind. This design of sanguisorba is rare in Meiji kutani, and it seems that it was adopted at the request of Western ordering person.

When you touch the brocade around the edge, you can feel the thinly embanked gold which is burned in the same way as the kutani’s unique painting. In fact, it is thought that the brocade did not wear off even after being used carefully for many years. It is said that the reason why Westerners called this “brocade” is that the brocade pattern was woven like embroidery with gold and silver threads.

The back name is written as “kutani / made by Setsuzan”.

creator of the work

About the creator of the work, search for “Akamaru Setsuzan’s works and his history“.


reference No. 2106161A
date of exhibition 28-Jun-21
price J\20000
remarks wooden bok