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Its December and the countdown to Christmas is on! The reds and golds on this teapot certainly evoke our festive cheer! 🎅      
Made in Japan in 1870, this type of decoration is a variant of the Meiji Periods popular Satsuma decoration, known as Kinran or gold brocade. The repetitive patterns and motifs were inspired by those found on Japanese brocade fabrics woven with coloured silks and gold paper threads. The luxury and exoticism associated with the Kinran style appealed to collectors in the West, where many items of this style were exported.

It's December and the countdown to Christmas is on! The reds and golds on this teapot certainly evoke our festive cheer! 🎅
Made in Japan in 1870, this type of decoration is a variant of the Meiji Period's popular Satsuma decoration, known as 'Kinran' or 'gold brocade'. The repetitive patterns and motifs were inspired by those found on Japanese brocade fabrics woven with coloured silks and gold paper threads. The luxury and exoticism associated with the Kinran style appealed to collectors in the West, where many items of this style were exported.
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