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Japanese Pottery233 of 266Beautiful vintage Japanese Kutani Chocolate Pot 1868-1913 11 inches, hand painted!Hand painted made in Japan?
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From Internet: “Loving Geishas” which depict two women and the “Elaborate Geisha” who looks alluringly over her shoulder with intricate detailing including strands of hair and brocade collar. Rarest and most sought after though are the nudes, single and double figures in classic pin up poses or reclining. The most interesting to me is the one called the “Posing Nude” who sits naked with her arm held bent at the elbow to show her muscles—she seems to be saying “you can look but don’t touch!” HELLO! I just received this cup!!! Japanese Dragon cups! I have two now!! I posted other before with the one beauty! Now I have 2 cups and 3 beauties! I only wish my camera would take clearer photos! Thanks for looking! DonLithophane is an invented word formed from the Greek for stone, litho, and phanes, meaning appearance, so translated is “appearing in stone”Now these lovely geisha cups are nowhere near that old. The Japanese began creating them in the late 1800s and continued until the 1950s. The cups are usually quite thin and the picture is created by varying the thickness of the porcelain in the bottom of the cup.

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  1. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    Cute! thanks!
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Okay Toracat, whats up you left me hanging one these Geisha's!!
    These are on porcelain?
    Are they on these dragon cups?
  3. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    Lithophane is an invented word formed from the Greek for stone, litho, and phanes, meaning appearance, so translated is “appearing in stone”Now these lovely geisha cups are nowhere near that old. The Japanese began creating them in the late 1800s and continued until the 1950s. The cups are usually quite thin and the picture is created by varying the thickness of the porcelain in the bottom of the cup. hi! thanks for asking you hold cup up and look in bottom to see picture! don
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Thanks Don, I've learnt something new for the day.
  5. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    You are welcome! When you take last sip of tea you get a bonus surprise!
  6. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 2 years ago
    I've just found a Chinese tea set today with just a geishas head at the bottom of the cups, No nudes :(
    They are not as pretty as these ones. They are of a Country setting.
    These are lovely
  7. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    I wish my camera was better! They look better in person! The lady flexing her arm has my name!!! I can't believe it! tattooed on left breast! She must love me! haha Thanks
  8. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Now thats the way I expect tea to be served !~
  9. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    Thanks Phil Take care
  10. kygurl32 kygurl32, 2 years ago
    absolutely gorgeous
  11. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    Thank you kygurl, from Kentucky!!!
  12. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    toracat, nice DRAGONWARE!!! I love dragons and know about Japanese Dragonware pieces...very collectable!!! The Geisha's are very pretty!! But not mentioned to much many years ago :)
  13. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    Thank you Mary, I really like them! Dragons and Moonstones! You are beautiful and very kind!
  14. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    Don, you are a wonderful man and you have great pieces to show :) I have Antique Loose Moonstones if you would like me to send you one to set into a mens ring...let me know..they are a gorgeous blue in shimmer :)
  15. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    I will email you !
  16. CGwife, 1 year ago
    I have recently purchased a tea set on an island in Alaska and I know nothing about it. While searching through the Internet I located a picture of your cup and saucer with the posing nude geisha. Your cup and saucer are identical to the set that I purchased. I have had a hard time learning anything about these pieces and I am wondering if you could give me a little information about this particular set. My set includes 6 cups (with posing nude geisha), 6 saucers, teapot w/lid, sugar bowl w/lid and cream or milk holder. I am very curious to know when it was made and where? Maybe even the value if you can?
  17. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    Hi made from late 1800's up to 1950's. Nudes are worth the most. What I have seen is maybe up to $100. or so for nudes. Big set? maybe a lot! Check Ebay!
  18. CGwife, 1 year ago
    Thank You! eBay doesn't have this exact one and I am not interested in selling because I do love this set just curious to know if I overpaid. Thank you!
  19. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    You are welcome, they are made by different layers of porcelain for the picture!
  20. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 1 year ago
    Absolutely stunning!!! I have a cup & saucer with the Geisha head but have never seen the nudes. I thought mine would be 1940's would I be correct? Same dragon pattern on cup & saucer
  21. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    . The Japanese began creating them in the late 1800s and continued until the 1950s. The cups are usually quite thin and the picture is created by varying the thickness of the porcelain in the bottom of the cup. hi! thanks for asking you hold cup up and look in bottom to see picture! don thanks!!
  22. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Stunning!!!!
  23. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    Thanks SEAN! Wish my camera was better! The lady flexing has my name tattooed on her breast!!! Can you believe that!!!
  24. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    your very welcome Don!!! doe really , I look a little closer:)
  25. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    I wish! Another dream lover!
  26. irfan irfan, 1 year ago
    how much if at auction
  27. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Wow... These are stunning...
  28. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    Thank you! Dr. Hi irfan, they are not worth a fortune, for sure, they are on ebay sometimes! Where do you live?
  29. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dragonware-FairyLand-China-Childrens-Kids-Cups-Brown-Dragon-MIJ-/290958506358?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43be7a7976
  30. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Is that it?
  31. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Dragon-Painted-Tea-Cup-And-Saucer-/190858311283?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c700ab673
  32. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago

    How do you know if the nude girls would show up?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/15-pc-VINTAGE-JAPAN-MORIAGE-DRAGON-WARE-TEA-SET-TEAPOT-CREAM-SUGAR-CUPS-SAUCER-/330982609689?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d1019d319
  33. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    All my life nude girls have shown up!!! They like me!!
  34. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    You are too funny... :)
  35. irfan irfan, 1 year ago
    I am from Indonesia, my father's grandfather possessed this teapot 1 set, with 6 cups along its base, 1 large pot, 1 milk jug, 1 sugar bowl, place 1 cake plate and 6 large plates. but here not nude pictures japanese woman but as the head of a princess image Japan degan flower in his ear with a tuck. so I asked if there was a pot of what value if auctioned and i know my, this is a glass tea cups are designed for guests at a time because the electricity was not available and this is where the beauty of this glass appears when we menjamukan tea to the guests at night and when the glass in the lift to be taken pictures at the bottom of this glass ter view of bias light candles on the table, and I also have tried was right, thank you.
  36. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    irfan you are welcome! If you are ever in California, come and we will drink tea!! Don
  37. irfan irfan, 1 year ago
    hehehe. I'll show glass photo
  38. irfan irfan, 1 year ago
    I understand that most are sold on ebay was a fake.
  39. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    Thyese are not fake, 100% sure!
  40. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Kittycat, did you look at the links I posted here? What do you think of those?
  41. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    I did see! Sometimes the ones with pictures are on there! prrrrr!
    Lithophane is an invented word formed from the Greek for stone, litho, and phanes, meaning appearance, so translated is “appearing in stone”Now these lovely geisha cups are nowhere near that old. The Japanese began creating them in the late 1800s and continued until the 1950s. The cups are usually quite thin and the picture is created by varying the thickness of the porcelain in the bottom of the cup. hi! thanks for asking you hold cup up and look in bottom to see picture! Your Cat Don
  42. irfan irfan, 1 year ago
    why is there no picture on the bottom of the glass, it's not original fake
  43. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thanks KittyDon...
  44. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    irfan, I am saying mine are not fake, some do not have pictures
  45. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    Thanks Dr.!! XXOOXX
  46. irfan irfan, 1 year ago
    take a look at this link http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/97715-japenese-moriage-dragonware-lithopane-ge?in=1023

    These models link neighbors with the same cup, in the bottom of the cup means that do not have a picture ya mean false
  47. irfan irfan, 1 year ago
    take a look at this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithophane

    This means that artificial euro
  48. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    Thank You!

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