Kintsugi Bowl | Karatsu
Kintsugi usually involves repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or other precious metals. The result is a piece of art that showcases the history of the object, celebrating its imperfections and the journey it has undergone. In this piece for once the natural lacquer is untouched, pure, and visible it in its humble dark brown glow.
The repaired pottery becomes a unique and aesthetically pleasing piece of art. The veins of lacquer that trace the cracks create a beautiful contrast against the ceramic background, turning what was once considered damaged into something highly valuable and visually striking.
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.)