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Posted 2 years ago

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vintageangel
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Hello-
I am hoping someone can help me Identifying this teapot and cup.I think it's absolutely lovely and so colorful! I had 4 tea cups, but I broke two of them. (in the thrift store!) I was so sick when I dropped the cups!(not to mention embarrassed!)
ANY help on these would be great! Japanese? I think they are handpainted. The cups are thin so maybe bone china? Possible age?
I know ZERO about China. This is the first time I have ever bought or dealt with China. The price was right and they were so lovely that I couldn't pass them up. Then I broke two of them and was reminded on why I usually stay away from China Ilse! Anyway- any help is very much appreciated in Identifying and aging these fragile little babies.
THANKS

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  1. jwendell222, 2 years ago
    Hi vintageangel, this mark is for Kutani, an area in Japan noted for its many kilns and the quality of their work. To properly read the mark, rotate the pot 180 degrees from the picture. The top character which looks like an 'r' or 'n' is ku meaning nine, the bottom character is tani, meaning valleys, thus Kutani, Nine Valleys. Regards, Jim
  2. jwendell222, 2 years ago
    Hi again, just realized you have the cup aligned correctly for the mark, Jim
  3. vintageangel vintageangel, 2 years ago
    Jim- WOW awesome!! THANK YOU for the detailed info. I had no idea where to start on this. (china scares me!)
    Thanks so much for your help!
    Angel
  4. Penkae Penkae, 2 years ago
    It is beautiful.
  5. vintageangel vintageangel, 2 years ago
    Thanks penkae....and fragile to boot!

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