18 inches Diameter X 4 inches Depth
Set in coral and cream and 22K Gold enamels an Eiraku Style, creates an unusual size of background for hand painted chrysanthemums a symbol of nobility and elegance an autumn flower of the ninth moon.
In a normal production process the artisan receives a plain white ceramic piece. The artisan will paint a komon (小紋) fine pattern, which is also shown on kimono. The outlines are painted with zaffre, which consists of cobalt oxide. The vessel is then fired in the kiln, which turns the zaffre dark. It takes around seven hours to finish. The surface is then covered again in regular intervals. For the patterns and decoration, for example, the five colours called gosai-de made out of vitreous enamel are painted on the vessel with thick strokes, making the whole piece more three-dimensional in the end. The ratio used in each glaze determines the specific tones of the colours. The vessel is then fired again in the kiln at 800 Celsius. The chemical reaction due to the heat turns the pigment into the translucent colours desired by the artisan. The paint changes into a transparent glass and the fine komon design gives it depth.
Payments and shipping must be fully rendered, prior to deliveries. We do not accept check payments. For those with tax exemption, we require a signed copy of tax exempt documentation. State regulations require us to have a copy of the original state issued tax document. Thank you for understanding. TIC
Shipping is not included with all our items. You will need to contact us to pay for shipping and handling.
Some of our items are large in size; these items will require shipping outside the realm of USPS, UPS and FED Ex and their policies. Shipping via freight time frame is between 6-8 weeks.
We provide shipping and handling and utilize a white glove delivery service, where our shippers have years of experience handling fine antiquities. Please contact us, for more information.
All items are shipped fully insured.
Shipping is Tax exempt when shipping outside of New York State.
We will try our best, to get the least expensive shipping, from our several white glove service.
International shipping is based to the nearest port of the city destination. Once an item arrives at the port in that country, US Taxes, Country and local taxes, custom fees and any other fees are the responsibility of the buyer.
A $35 shipping and handling charge may be applicable depending of size of the item being shipped. This is for the packing materials and packaging the items. We do not use old boxes or newspapers to pack our delicate items. We utilize bubble wrap, peanuts and new boxes as this is the policy for both USPS or UPS to cover their insurance policy.
Please, be aware that international shipping is costly. Make a wise decision prior to your purchases.
Once you have made the purchases and a decision on shipping has not been finalized, you are taking pieces out of our inventory that can ultimately be sold. If a purchase is cancelled prior to shipping, a 10% restocking and processing fee will be deducted when the termination of sale occurs.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
All items are deemed vintage with expectations of wear and tear. All sales are Final and we do not accept Returns. All items are fully insured when shipped and will be handled and packaged accordingly by the shipper. We do not work with a paid broker to certify items. Buyers are responsible and are welcome to work with a license broker of their choice. When items such as glass, arrives broken we will provide service that is based on the insurer's or shipper's policies.
We can place items on Hold for three working days if the buyer provides a major credit card. It is the buyer's responsibility to inform Tongue In Chique of their decision to purchase the item within the allowable three days, otherwise items will be sold to the next client. Please contact us for more information. Thank you for understanding.