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Meoto yunomi set with incised design, Japan.

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    Posted 2 years ago

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    These yunomi are 3.5" and 3.25" high, signed, with tomobako. They are decorated with flowers around entire yunomi, one pink and one blue flower on each, on a deep purple glaze. I had not seen a set like this before, with incised/recessed decoration over large areas. Not sure what technique was used to do this, but it must have required very painstaking craftsmanship to accomplish. There is a lot going on with these seeming simple yunomi. These yunomi are used but in mint condition and I don't think they are very old. I have not yet put any effort into identifying the maker. They fairly heavy for their size even though they appear to be deceptively thin.

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    1. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      It resembles the Fahua technique of decoration with porcelain slip used to make a border and partitions on the porcelain surface then fill them in with colored enamel and heat again in the hot kiln.

      It is a sort of cloisonne, which means enclosures in French, but done completely without any metal. Both China and Japan used this approach, never seen this style on these small cups.

      But you can see more info in this link:
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the clues Lisa! I will check out the link...
    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks MALKEY, Thomas, Jenni, Kevin and fortapache!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for taking a look at my meoto yunomi set, glassiegirl!

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