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    Posted 7 years ago

    katherines…
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    I don't like to bring home pieces that are damaged, sometimes that happens inadvertently, so blinded by the beauty of a piece that I don't notice the flaws. In this case, I saw that the base of this cup was chipped, which wasn't surprising, it is so delicate, and delicately made, but I didn't care. 4" across the bowl, with a tiny delicate handle. Appears to be hand made, beyond eggshell thin, beautifully painted with cherry blossoms decorated with the most delicate moriage I've ever seen, trimmed with gold including on its enchanting twig handle, all of that is visual beauty and with that, the cup feels absolutely exquisite in the hand and to the touch, something I'd never experienced before. The odd thing is, it doesn't appear to have been made with an eye for perfection, there are production flaws such as a bit of clay lumped just inside the lip of the cup and a slight pit on the outside surface. So a flawed beauty. I hope you enjoyed seeing this cup, and thanks for looking.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      That's a real BEAUTY indeed!!!! Chipped bottom or not.
    2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love, jscott0363, vetraio50, mikelv85, and racer4four. :)
    3. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      It is very beautiful Katherine. Japanese you think? Looks handpainted.
      Sometimes they see flaws as a part of beauty and so don't correct them.
    4. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      silky porcelain yes a beatiful feeling in hand
    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love, aura, and kivatinitz. :)

      Thanks, Karen, it is extraordinarily beautiful every way, hand made and hand painted. No question it is Japanese, and yes it did occur to me that the flaws are part of the aesthetic. Something I don't understand too well. :)

      Thanks, kivatinitz, I've held a lot of pieces of porcelain in my time, this is beyond anything I've ever experienced, it is a different level of sensory exquisiteness. It has literally expanded my understanding of what porcelain can be. :)
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Agree -- stunning Piece !!!! it has Character !!
    7. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love, antiquerose, kyratango, and Trey. :)

      Rose, it is absolutely stunning, a new experience for me in the feel of it, and the look. Thanks for your lovely comment. :)
    8. NevadaBlades, 7 years ago
      No flaw, though, in your description! Wonderful piece of writing!
    9. LuluX LuluX, 7 years ago
      It's a beautiful cup Katherine, have you thought maybe Chinese? The attached link is sorta, kinda like it. Anyway best of luck. :)
      http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Rare-Chinese-Gold-Enameled-Porcelain-Cup-with-Twin-Handles-QianLong-Mark
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love, NevadaBlades, and LuluX. :)

      NevadaBlades, you are very kind in your praise, thank you! :)

      Lulu, thank you for the compliment, I hadn't thought Chinese. Unfortunately the link didn't work for me. :/
    11. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Okay, I found the listing, what a fine cup! Thanks for sharing that listing with me, Lulu, will research Chinese porcelain. :)

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