Natural beauty and traditional Asian design are featured on these lovely Japanese ceramic koi platters. Whether you're looking for an memorable addition to your collection of Asian tableware, or a dramatic serving plate for a special dinner party, these platters are sure to make an elegant impression.
Koi, also known as Japanese carp, are ornate fish often used as decorative additions to garden ponds and elaborate pools. Commonly seen in vivid combinations of orange, silver, black, yellow and white colors, these fish are prized by both hobby collectors and serious breeders.
In addition to inhabiting countless natural and constructed fresh water settings, koi are also the popular subject of many Asian wares, including paintings, wall hangings
, woodblock prints and garments.
With these decorative koi platters, you can enhance your display shelf or dinning table with the serene beauty of a classic Asian nature scene. The center of each platter features five koi with striking color schemes, including two navy blue-colored fish, one bright orange carp, and another with a tangerine, white and black calico pattern.
The koi scene is complemented by branches of dark green pine needles that overlap the rippling water in the upper and center left of the platter. A thick border of intricate green and blue scale-like diamond patterns, interspersed with red-orange wave designs and six large peony flowers, adds a striking arabesque touch to the plate's traditional Asian motif.
In addition to its ornate and lovely design, this large microwave and dishwasher-safe platter is great for serving cookies, sandwiches, fruit and appetizers to party guests or family. Each piece also comes shipped securely in a green cloth-like paper gift box, featuring a sponge-type printed design.