Authentic Kintsugi Cup and saucer, Early Noritake
As this Kintsugi piece is one-of-a kind, we can offer only until it has sold.
<About Kintsugi Part>
In order to create a new sustainable value, Mr. Suginaka, an urushi (Japanese lacquer) Meister, repaired the broken pieces using Kintsugi, a unique Japanese ware repair method. After carefully joining the fragments using urushi, the 24-karat gold powder was sprinkled to decorate the joined parts.
The entire original vessel is also gilded, which makes it highly valuable on its own. We have created a gorgeous Kintsugi work that harmonizes with it.
Early Noritake vessels are thin, similar to European porcelain, and it takes skillful techniques to join them with urushi without fine irregularities.
By upcycling the antique value, a beautiful Kintsugi work that is unique in the world was created.
<About the Original Vessel>
This vessel is an antique piece known as Early Noritake that was damaged by an earthquake.
Early Noritake refers to ceramics produced, sold, and exported by "Morimura Gumi" and "Nippon Toki", the roots of Noritake Company Ltd, one of Japan's leading tableware manufacturers, from the Meiji Era to the World War II period, more than 70 years ago.
In the late 19th century, World Expositions were held in many parts of Europe and the United States, and interest in exotic countries such as Japan increased. In order to build a prosperous country, the government strengthened the production of ceramics and introduced them to other countries. Nippon Toki, founded by the Morimura Gumi and later the Morimura Company, quickly adapted to the needs of the West and produced a wide variety of ceramics and porcelain. This piece is a typical tea cup and saucer. It is a gem that reminds us of life at that time.
<Thoughts Behind the Piece>
While Early Noritake is highly valuable as an antique, there are many pieces that are scratched or cracked due to their age or inevitable accidents. Such pieces have been discarded, but with the cooperation of Early Noritake collectors, they can now be upcycled through Kintsugi.
The Western technique of gold decoration uses gold in abundance. Kintsugi, a unique Japanese technique, meets Western techniques to create a fusion that transcends time and technique. This piece is a perfect example, representing our Kintsugi philosophy, "Our Kintsugi is a Contemporary Art that reconnects a world that has been divided".
Why don't you spend a wonderful time with one-of-a-kind Kintsugi ware?
May you feel the beauty of the imperfection of Kintsugi.
All materials we use are natural and do not have any risks of toxicity.
The piece comes with a paper box, including care advises and a certificate of origin and quality.
||Cup: Ø125 H60mm / 180ml
Saucer: Ø145 H20mm
245g (Cup & Saucer)
Kintsugi portion: 24K gold, natural Japanese lacquer
|Production Days||2 months|
||Nobuyasu Suginaka, Shiga JAPAN|
Production area of vessel
NORITAKE CO., LIMITED, Aichi JAPAN
As a general rule, our delivery area is only available in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. If you are not from one of these countries and wish to purchase our product, please send us a message in English using the INQUIRY FORM. Thank you.
How to care for Kintsugi Piece
- After use, wash the pieces using a soft sponge and food-safe detergent.
- Rinse them in lukewarm or cool water and completely dry them using a soft dish cloth.
- Do not soak them in hot or cold water for long periods of time. This may cause the urushi or maki-e lacquer to peel or fracture.
- The urushi (Japanese lacquer) may break or the maki-e lacquer decoration may peel off if the piece is dropped or if it collides with other hard objects. Please handle these pieces carefully.
- Do not place these pieces in the microwave or dishwasher.
Taxes & Duties - Please Note:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges associated with buying goods from abroad are the responsibility of the customer. You might therefore still be billed for these fees and handling. For more information, please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
We appreciate your understanding.
Our Kintsugi products are made only from renewable and natural materials.
Broken Vessels for Kintsugi
We never use vessels that have been intentionally broken to make kintsugi pieces.
We are packing with a traditional Japanese material called paulownia, which grows quickly and has a low environmental impact.
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Our Kintsugi quality
Certificate of origin & quality
We enclose a certificate to guarantee the quality of our Kintsugi.
Please purchase with confidence.
As a general rule, we do not allow purchases for the purpose of resale.
What people say
The kintsugi repair by Mr. Suginaka really looks like it belongs in a museum or art exhibition!
From Utah, USA
It is truly a beautiful piece.
My son, who I gave this Kintsugi, absolutely loved it.!
From Washington, USA
Extremely pleased with your Kintsugi piece! We were particularly impressed with how quickly it arrived and how beautifully it was presented.