- Made in Japan
- Vintage: circa 1970’s – 1980’s (estimated)
- Details: This is a set of two Chokin Art decorative plates. These are an absolutely gorgeous representation of the art of “Chokin” which are images engraved in copper and then gilded with gold and silver, these are hand engraved, One plate shows a Geisha standing on a bridge holding an umbrella, she is looking out to the scenery with mountains in the horizon. The other plate shows a very large temple, we believe it is “Kinkaku-ji” a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan, originally built in 1397. When you think about all the hand work that went into these plates, and the detail on them: the Japanese characters carved on the bridge post, the Geisha’s kimono, all the individual windows and posts on the temple, you know you are looking at very fine craftsmanship. The plates are porcelain with a 24KT gold border, and gold verge. They are both stamped on the back as follows: “Traditional Beauty Chokin Art, SHADDY Chokin design and art is well instructed under Shinjiro (1902- ) and son Shinichiro (1932- ). Shinjiro, a famous Japanese author has devoted all his energy to the traditional art of Chokin and preserving Japanese culture. This metal hand graving art on real copper plate with a marvelous touch of Gold and Silver creates an extraordinary and everlasting shine is a perfect example of oriental beauty for today and tomorrow to come. Made in Japan, Shaddy, established 1924.” Chokin are highly collectible pieces which include vases, clocks, lamps, and much more but plates hold the most collectible status. A gorgeous decoration for a bookshelf, table top using a plate stand or your wall.
- Material: Porcelain
- Dimension: 6.25 inches in Diameter
- Condition: Vintage-Used. Excellent condition. No scratches, cracks, or chips. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are not new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear, and imperfections.
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Chokin art has a long standing history in the Japanese culture. During the 12th century, Japanese Chokin artists used this art to decorate the armor, weapons and other military supplies of notable samurai. Chokin artists also decorated shrines using this method. Chokin designs range from scenes of fierce dragons to those of gentle blossoms. Since it is a traditional Japanese art form, Chokin art always depicts images considered native to Japanese culture. Examples include geisha, dragons, Japanese style bridges, legends, ocean scenes, flowers native to the country and actual Japanese landscapes. Chokin art is an ancient form of Japanese pictorial gilding. Copper is engraved and then the picture is gilded with silver and gold.