Posted 2 years ago
These yunomi are 3.75" and 3.5" high, with plastic lids. The glaze is crackled and the yunomi are slightly oval shaped. They are marked with a Japanese alphabet mark and a "Made in Japan" label. The lids are almost like glass, very hard and thin. The box is very dry, brittle and has come apart in places. The box is also labeled in Japanese and English. The mark on the bottom is a Kutani mark, but I have not been able to identify the studio, yet. It may be a generic mark. the decoration is on one side, only and appears to be a transfer that has then been hand painted. I found these in a town about 35 miles from where I live. The seller thought they were tea and sugar containers.
This is the first time I have seen yunomi with plastic lids, but once I knew they existed, I found several more examples. I think most date to the 1950s-1960s.