Posted 4 years ago
Isn't it great when you get things still in their original packaging and reliably dated?!
This set consists of 6 lots of a plate, water (or tea) glass, and a shot glass, all in the original paper wrapping in a fitted cardboard box. It is interesting that it is a setting for six; generally Japanese sets are for five.
Inside the lid the set is labelled 1961, which makes me happy because I have generally considered this style of glass to be early 1960s.
The glass is called Coral Glass by Sasaki, but the mix of a translucent coloured glass and a white slag glass was popular by many makers at this time. The drinking and shot glasses have a ridged moulding that gives a great optical look, and the plates are slightly dished.
All pieces are nicely labelled and all have the Sasaki six point star moulded in the bottom, although it's pretty difficult to see.
I feel a picnic coming on!