Posted 8 months ago
These meoto yunomi are larger than normal, with the husband cup about 5" high x 3" diameter and the wife cup 4.5" high x 2.5" diameter. They are very thin and it is easy to see the shadow of your fingers when holding them up to a light. What appears to be gold leaf was applied post manufacture over painted lines and figures and other places. The mark on the bottom is a generic Kutani mark so probably made in quantity by a kiln, but which one is uncertain. There is disagreement about when the mark dates to, pre- and/or post-WWII to 1960s? They have slight wear which shows they were used but not abused, no chips or cracks, but very minor paint loss and minor scratches to the paint. Thanks to truthordare for pointing out that the figures are probably the Seven Luck Gods with well known quotes. Pretty cheap and my first example of covered yunomi. Pretty happy with these. The only way it might be better is if there was a box. The seller had two sets of these, but I only bought one set.