Vase with Flowers design(13th Imaemon Imaizumi ・Meissen)


It is a special work by 13th Imaemon Imaizumi and Meissen.The fusion of leading Japanese masters and highly artistic Heinz Werner enhances each other’s skills.

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Artist(Left)13th Imaemon Imaizumi
Human national treasure
Size(Left・13th Imaemon Imaizumi)
Diameter:12.9cm、Height:18.7cm、Bottom diameter:7.5cm
Diameter:12.7cm、Height:18.5cm、Bottom diameter:6.2cm
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13th Imaemon Imaizumi 1926~2001

 13th Imaemon Imaizumi was born in Saga prefecture as the eldest son of 12th Imaemon Imaizumi.
Real name is Yoshinori.
1943 Graduated from the Saga prefectural arita industrial school.
1949 Graduated from the Tokyo art school craft course.
1958 Received the highest award at the Saga prefecture exhibition.
1963 Received the Issuikai president’s award at the Issuikai ceramic art exhibition.
Recommended to the Issuikai ceramics club members.
1965 Received the Japan crafts association president’s award at the Japan traditional crafts exhibition.
Recommended to the regular members of the Japan craft association.
1972 “Color nabeshima grass design bowl” was purchased by the National museum of modern art, tokyo.
1974 Inaugurated as judging committee of the Issuikai ceramic art exhibition.
1975 Named 13th Imaemon Imaizumi.
1976 Received the Japan ceramics association award.
With the death of father, the National designation of important intangible cultural property for the Color nabeshima technology preservation association was canceled,
Became the chairman of “Color nabeshima imaemon technology preservation association ” and received certification.
Recommended to the director of the Japan crafts association.
The work exhibited at the Japanese traditional crafts exhibition was purchased by the agency for cultural affairs.
1979 Received the Japan traditional craft exhibition excellence award and Saga art culture award.
1980 Inaugurated as the audit committee of the Traditional japanese crafts exhibition.
1981 Received the Japanese ceramic art exhibition best work award.
Inaugurated the chairman with the establishment of the Arita Ceramics Association.
Inaugurated as the Japan crafts association western branch secretary general.
1982 Inaugurated as the Saga ceramics association chairman.
The work exhibited at the Japanese traditional crafts exhibition was purchased by the National museum of modern art, tokyo.
Inaugurated as the audit committee of the Traditional japanese crafts exhibition.
1983 Inaugurated as the audit committee of the Traditional japanese crafts exhibition.
1984 Received the West japan culture award.
1985 Inaugurated as the audit committee of the Traditional japanese crafts exhibition.
1986 Received the Purple ribbon medal and Saga prefectural government’s achievement award and Saga newspaper culture award.
1987 Recommended to the executive director of the Japan crafts association.
Inaugurated as the audit committee of the Traditional japanese crafts exhibition.
1988 Received the Mainichi art award and MOA Mokichi Okada award.
1989 Certified as the Human national treasure in Overglaze polychrome enamel porcelain.
Received the Japan ceramics association gold award.
1991 Produced the ceramic wall of Saga prefectural office prefectural inhabitant hall.
1992 Recommended to the honorary member of the International ceramics academy.
1993 Inaugurated as the principal of the Arita college of ceramics.
1995 Received the award from the foreign minister for international cultural exchange.
1998 Inaugurated as the good design award deliberation committee.
1999 Received the order of the rising sun, gold rays with rosette.
2000 Inaugurated as the vice chairman of Japanese crafts association.
In addition to the traditional Color nabeshima decoration techniques,
Created styles such as “Fukizumi”, “Usuzumi”, “Fukigasane”.
The technical achievements of the 13th Imaemon Imaizumi gave the Japanese ceramic art world a great deal,
Amazed by the flow of shapes, stable colors, and the novelty of the fine patterns.


 Meissen is the German kiln that was the first to succeed in porcelain production in Europe.
In the 17th century Europe, Chinese porcelain and Japanese porcelain attracted nobles,
pure white, thin and shiny porcelain could not be made in Europe.
German king Augusto is a passionate collector of oriental porcelain,
Ordered the alchemist Johann friedrich bottger to make porcelain.
Bottger got the help of Ehrenfried walther von tschirnhaus,
Discover the raw materials in the Erz,
The success of making porcelain in 1709 opens the curtain of the new history of western porcelain.
The “Royal sachsen porcelain factory” was established in Dresden in 1710.
An exclusive right to make porcelain was given.
Several months later, the porcelain factory was moved to the albrechtsburg in Meissen, About 25 km away,
Strict confidentiality was maintained.
Succeeded in making the underglaze blue porcelain in 1717,
King Augusto ordered the Japanese porcelain copy specially for the Dresden’s japanese palace in 1719.
Johann gregorius hoeroldt of the painter was invited from Vienna in 1720,
Also made the overglaze polychrome enamel porcelain copy of Kakiemon.
From 1722 king Augusto’s coat of arms (double sword) was allowed to use as the sign.
Hoeroldt was appointed as a court painter in 1724.
Drew the chinoiserie and western landscape that were popular in Europe.
Kirchner of the sculptor was appointed as chief modeler in 1727.
Johann joachim kaendler of the sculptor was invited to Meissen in 1731.
King Augusto passed away in 1733.
When king Augusto survived, there were many orders for large works,
After the king’s death it began to make small works.
Production of rococo style watteau paintings and porcelain dolls began,
This porcelain doll is called the Meissen doll,
Combined with the cute look and whiteness of porcelain, it becomes explosively popular.
Kaendler made the famous “Swan set” for Bruehl in the late 1730s,
Made the excellent set of dishes by type.
Kretschmer made “Blue onion” in 1739.
A large amount of porcelain was looted in the Prussian war in 1745.
Due to the influence of king Augusto, It will temporarily decline.
Ashie of the sculptor was invited from France to be appointed chief of prototype production in 1764,
Meissen moves from rococo to neoclassicalism.
To recover from the damage caused by the Prussian war,
Maintain high standards in both technical and artistic aspects,
It is highly described that “Meissen expresses every style of art history.”
Since then, Various artists and craftsmen have always led the times.
The factory moved to Triebischtal in 1865, And now it is reached.
In 1946 after World war II, the Soviet union managed Meissen as part of a limited company,
Returned to the Germany democratic republic in 1950,
Established as “National meissen porcelain factory”.
Under the theme of creating creativity towards the future in 1960,
The “group for the development of art” was established in Moritzburg,
Received the national achievement award in 1975,
New shapes and works of excellent design were announced one after another.