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1950s Vintage Japanese Ikebana Bowl Vase, Asian Kutani Foo Dog Bowl, Vintage Foo Dogs Shishi Guardian Lions, Chinoiserie Decor

    1950s Vintage Japanese Ikebana Bowl Vase, Asian Kutani Foo Dog Bowl, Vintage Foo Dogs Shishi Guardian Lions, Chinoiserie Decor in ORIENTALIA
    1950s Vintage Japanese Ikebana Bowl Vase, Asian Kutani Foo Dog Bowl, Vintage Foo Dogs Shishi Guardian Lions, Chinoiserie Decor in ORIENTALIA
    1950s Vintage Japanese Ikebana Bowl Vase, Asian Kutani Foo Dog Bowl, Vintage Foo Dogs Shishi Guardian Lions, Chinoiserie Decor in ORIENTALIA
    1950s Vintage Japanese Ikebana Bowl Vase, Asian Kutani Foo Dog Bowl, Vintage Foo Dogs Shishi Guardian Lions, Chinoiserie Decor in ORIENTALIA
    1950s Vintage Japanese Ikebana Bowl Vase, Asian Kutani Foo Dog Bowl, Vintage Foo Dogs Shishi Guardian Lions, Chinoiserie Decor in ORIENTALIA
    1950s Vintage Japanese Ikebana Bowl Vase, Asian Kutani Foo Dog Bowl, Vintage Foo Dogs Shishi Guardian Lions, Chinoiserie Decor in ORIENTALIA
    1950s Vintage Japanese Ikebana Bowl Vase, Asian Kutani Foo Dog Bowl, Vintage Foo Dogs Shishi Guardian Lions, Chinoiserie Decor in ORIENTALIA
    1950s Vintage Japanese Ikebana Bowl Vase, Asian Kutani Foo Dog Bowl, Vintage Foo Dogs Shishi Guardian Lions, Chinoiserie Decor in ORIENTALIA
    1950s Vintage Japanese Ikebana Bowl Vase, Asian Kutani Foo Dog Bowl, Vintage Foo Dogs Shishi Guardian Lions, Chinoiserie Decor in ORIENTALIA
    1950s Vintage Japanese Ikebana Bowl Vase, Asian Kutani Foo Dog Bowl, Vintage Foo Dogs Shishi Guardian Lions, Chinoiserie Decor in ORIENTALIA

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Very unique and hard to find vintage Japanese Kutani ikebana bowl vase, featuring three large gold foo dogs as feet and Kutani mark! Circa 1950s-1960s. 
 

This is a fabulous mid century Japanese flower vase, simply stunning when arranged in the ikebana style with natural materials creating graceful lines. The guardian foo dogs add an element of protection and good luck, and make for a striking display.

This vintage porcelain ceramic foo dog bowl features three hand painted floral designs placed between the gold foo dogs. The paintings feature the legendary lotus flower amongst symbolic water waves, finished with fine gilt accents. The amazing foo dogs are deeply molded and painted in all-over gilt. Their protective stance and expressions are fierce as they stand with one paw on the play ball which represents protecting the world or the home and its inhabitants. 

The entire piece measures 8 inches wide from foo dog to foo dog, and they stand slightly above the bowl rim at 3.25 inches tall. It is a heavy and substantial ikebana bowl, weighing over two pounds. The ceramic is thick and beautifully glazed. The bowl sits between the triangle of foo dogs. It has a beautiful gilt rim and measures 6 inches by 2 inches tall. There is a one inch lip and it is 1.75 inches deep inside. The bottom has the original Kutani mark stamped in gold:

Hand Painted
Kutani
<kanji symbols>
Japana

This wonderful Kutani foo dog bowl is in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks, or restorations. The illustrations are clean and crisp with no scratches or paint loss. There is overall crazing which adds to the vintage charm of this old piece. The interior bowl is also super clean. The rim has a couple of small minor discoloration spots.

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing a closeness with nature. Classic materials include living branches, leaves, grasses, and blossoms. Each element is chosen carefully and is placed with great care.

What a striking mid century Japanese ikebana foo dog bowl vase for an unusual and prominent display in any setting!

#ORI 0491

 

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