Kintsugi dish | Karatsu
In Japan, when prized ceramics, especially those associated with chanoyu (the tea ceremony), were broken or damaged, they would be mended using lacquer that was often further embellished with gold or silver. Such repairs can have inherent artistic value, while imparting prestige to a vessel and its owner.
Karatsu dish for sweets, 18th century
Kintsugi/Yobitsugi repair 19. century
Diam.: 27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)
Height: 8.8 cm (3 1/2 in.)