Kinrande is the name given to the porcelain products that have been produced since the 16th century, rst in China and later in Japan, which emerged as the result of emulation to gold brocade fabrics. These porcelains with golden decorations are located within the rich ceramic culture of the Far East geography. The most common feature of the 16th century Chinese production kinrand is the leafy decorations made of gold leaf plates (foil) on a ground of iron red color. Besides iron red, white, yellow, green or cobalt blue background colors can be seen in the samples.
After the Chinese production kinrandes attracted great interest in Japan, the porcelain production in this style also started in these lands. There are some workshops in Japan that are still in production of kinrande products. With its distinctive color and decor features, kinrande porcelain products have not only stayed in the culture of Far East Ceramics, but they also have extended to Europe and Middle East through trade routes and became cultural heritage. In this study, it is aimed to increase the awareness of these porcelain products, which are pro- duced in China and Japan and also has examples found in the world and in our country, by today’s researchers and artists by nding sources from the Far East culture. Kinrande, which has became as a traditional production technique of Japan after its arise in China, is today continuing its presence only in Japan. It has been observed that these products that have became a part of our cultural heritage and also take place in our museums are not evaluated as cultural data in artistic works. This study, based on this observation, aims to contribute to the field of art.
Far East, China, Japanese, Ceramic, Porcelain, Kinrande, Iron Red, Gold.