Fine blue flowers and swirling vines are delicately hand-painted in cobalt blue over white on these two antique teacups (chawan) from the Meiji period.
The quality of the materials and talents of the ceramic artist are obvious when viewing and touching the elegant cups - but what is also evident is that they possess a calm and contented energy.
We've named them the 'Two Friends' tea cups.
We can only imagine the previous owner was rather graceful in their ways and held an appreciation for the finer things.. yet remained humbled by their surroundings.
We tend to lean towards the vivid side of imagination here at Zenbu Home but we think we are somewhere in the ballpark of reality on this one..
On your own this is a cup to sip quietly from whilst contemplating all forms of gift that the universe can bestow - but these teacups are too beautiful not to share with dear friends over a lifetime of connected conversations.
The design shape of this particular style of lipped cup is known as hatazorigata.
These cups have been signed by the artist.
Also great for sake or wine.
Excellent. There are no chips or cracks or marks on the exterior. There are a few tiny glazing imperfections on the interiors. The bottom feet show a little natural discolouration through age which you might expect.
Approximately 8cm in diameter across the top
Height - 6cm
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