Posted 6 years ago
So this little cup is stamped Made In Japan in black ink, and appears to be handpainted. 2 3/4" tall. Judging by the backstamp, 50s era? At first glance it appears to be roughly made, but following Karen's idea, perhaps the "imperfections" are deliberate, for instance, there is a "chip" at the base, but touching it one feels that it isn't rough and the glaze isn't missing but rather goes over the '"flaw." And that delicate shade of pink blushed at the base is not unattractive. If anyone can tell me the type of bird and flower decor used here is and what it signifies, also what this type of cup was used for, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking.