Iro-e Overglaze Enamel Plate by Kawai Atsuko
Kawai Atsuko is a veteran Kyoto overglaze enamel master of design; her works are lightweight and a delight to view and hold. The time it took to draw the designs on all her works is staggering. Her list of exhibitions is long indeed usually at specialized art galleries. Here is a lovely medium-sized plate that shows her exquisite sense of Kyoto design combined with Imari motifs as well. She is now a nearby neighbor working alongside her husband Takiguchi Kazuo, one can see the common bond between their two styles of painted works. The plate is 4.2cm.tallx30cm., signed on base. The mythical Japanese sake cups were made by husband Takiguchi and each is 40,000 yen.