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Pottery898 of 12025Pretty little triple bud vaseMystery pottery yunomi? Chawanmushi cup?
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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This yunomi is 3.5" high x 3" in diameter. It has a design gouged into one side. It is signed and, at first, I thought it was in Japanese, but now I don't think that the stamp is Japanese. It looks more, to me, like two capital a's (AA) possibly under a stylized tree. Just a WAG (wild assed guess) on my part. It came from the possessions of an American professor who taught in Japan in the 1990s. He sent a lot of Japanese items, including pottery, back to the U.S., but also had a few British and American pottery items in his pile. This and another cup were sold as a pair as they were oddballs compared to the other items from his collection. They were very inexpensive, and I liked them, so I decided to see if I could figure out what they are.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for taking a look at my ? yunomi RichmondLori, Ben, Jenni, fortapache, Thomas, Kevin, aura, fussbudgetvintage and Hoot60!
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for looking at my yunomi Blammoammo and glassiegirl!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      I am pretty sure it is Japanese Kevin although I'm no expert on Japanese pottery.
      The form is certainly a Japanese one, with the ring foot and gently curved body. I think the design on the side are finger pulls.
      The glaze is stunning, and very complex in a seemingly simple way. Again, very Japanese.
      Are you OK if I use your photos on another site to get possible answers?
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks Karen! Feel free to use any of these images! I appreciate the help!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      I updated one photo for this cup. The seller did a better job than I could, except for the bottom. All photos used with permission.
    6. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks Cokeman1959 and carmenisacat!

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