Home Tableware & Barware | Late 20th Century Japanese Ceramic Kiyomizu Yunomi Tea Cups- Set of 5 GX24490
Stunning and unique handmade Japanese Kiyomizu-ware ceramic yunomi tea cup. Lacquered in golden, silver, red, and black with an exquisite Ninsei Komasuji Pattern. Made by Heian Kaho kiln, by a well known potter, famous for his personal approach to combining art, culture and tradition.
A captivating combination of an elegant, simple design and beautiful harmony of colors. A perfect gift for Japanese ceramics fans, ceramic art collectors. This beautiful set will add a special and elegant touch to any table.
Heian Kaho kiln , Potter Itoh Kaho history Born in Kyoto Prefecture in 1963. 1984After studying under Kaho I, he inherited the Kaho Kiln in 1984. 1992 Chairman's Prize, Seigyokai Exhibition 1993 Governor's Prize, Seigyou-kai Exhibition, Kyoto 1998 Solo exhibition at Daimaru, Shinsaibashi, Osaka 2002 Awarded Prize at Kyoto Pottery and Kiyomizu Pottery Exhibition Certified as a traditional artisan in 2008 Held many group exhibitions. Kaho aims to create the unique and delicate world of Kyoyaki craftsmanship. He specializes in beautiful glazes such as the one shown here. In addition, his delicately painted crockery is sought after by connoisseurs and collectors.
Koma is a traditional Japanese game toy. The spinning top was a folk craft used as a toy, but also a traditional art perfected by the Japanese. As a kind of quip, the elegant spinning motion of the toy symbolizes “circulation of money” ”smooth work”, and “being quick-witted”. Historically, it was in the Nara period that tops came into existence in Japan. It is said that they came to Japan through the Korean Peninsula, or perhaps appeared spontaneously in Japan. It is said that fortune-tellers called “koma-byoushi” told fortunes by circulating spinning tops in ceremonies held by the court. There are many kinds of tops in Japan. Tops popular in the Edo period traditionally had five colors. Each of them has its own meaning; red represents health, black- power, yellow- wealth, green- harvest, and purple- nobility. They vary in color, shape, and size, depending on the region they come from, and all have unique characteristics.
Dimensions: The cups: Height: 5.2cm (2") Opening diameter: 8.4cm (3.3") Base diameter : 4cm (1.6")
The Tomobako box: L : 37.5cm (14.7")' H:11.5cm (4.5") D:11.5 cm (4.5")
Total weight:920 grams Condition: The cups are in very good condition,no ships , no cracks The Tomobako box is also in very good condition with some minor signs of age.
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14.7ʺW × 4.5ʺD × 4.5ʺH
Late 20th Century
Place of Origin
Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, Some Imperfections
The cups are in very good condition no ships , no cracksThe Tomobako box is also in very good …moreThe cups are in very good condition no ships , no cracksThe Tomobako box is also in very good condition with some minor signs of age. less