Blue And White Porcelain Soba Choko From Arita With A Fuku " 運 " Mark, Japan, Edo Era flag

Blue And White Porcelain Soba Choko From Arita With A Fuku " 運 " Mark, Japan, Edo Era
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"Blue And White Porcelain Soba Choko From Arita With A Fuku " 運 " Mark, Japan, Edo Era"
Underglaze blue white porcelain soba choko decorated on the wing with a motif of tsuru karakusa and lotus. These plant motifs symbolize prosperity, health and longevity.
The base features a cursive Fuku “運” mark, which means “luck”. This mark was frequently used during the Edo period.

Japanese porcelain soba choko, Arita.
Edo era - probably around 1750.

The term soba choko is said to derive from the Korean word chonchi or chongka - which means cup or bowl of wine. Originally, soba choko were used as a spice rack or drinking vessel, but later it became primarily used to hold the sauce in which to dip the noodles. Ogawa Keishi and Nakano Tari both suggest that the first noodle shop was set up in Osaka during the Kyoho era (1710s) when soba-choko were produced and used 60 years earlier. Soba choko have been produced in various regions of Japan including Imari / Arita (Hizen) in Kyushu, Seto in Aichi, Kirikomi in Sendai, and Oda in Tosa. Each region has produced its own design, color and shape of soba choko.

The first Imari (ko-Imari) pieces were produced during the second decade of the 17th century, possibly 1620-30 (end of the Genwa era) and continued until the end of the Tempo era (1844). The production of Imari porcelain is due to two key factors: the discovery of deposits of fine white clay in Arita, and the skills and knowledge of Korean / Chinese potters, especially Yi Sam-pyeong.

Dimensions:
Diameter: 9.5cm
Height: 6.7 cm
Price : 400 €
Period:18th century
Style:Asian art
Condition : Bon état

Material : Porcelaine
Diameter : 9.5
Height : 6.7

Reference : 629921
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