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    Posted 2 years ago

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    These pottery beer cups are about 4.25" high x 3.25" top diameter x 2.5" bottom diameter with the maker's mark on the base. They are new in the box but probably 10-15 years old.

    I have been looking for some Japanese beer cups for some time but they tend to be pretty expensive and I finally got lucky. The seller did not know that these are hand made by a studio potter, Tsuneko Tanaka, in Japan. Tanaka uses "Tsune" as her marketing name. These usually sell for about $100 for the set but I got them for $9.99. Beer glasses are not in her current inventory and, from some study I did, it appears that these beer cups were a break through design which first gained her major recognition as a potter. I am testing them out as I write this. They fit the hand well and keep the beer very cold though they do sweat quite a bit on the sides. The fact that the bottoms are recessed seems to prevent moisture rings on the surfaces they sit on. Nice.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Form AND function.
      Nice buys Kevin.
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks, Lisa! Tanaka is an interesting potter.

      Thanks for loving my Tsenu beer cups Thomas, Lisa, Kevin, Jenni, fortapache, iggy and Cokeman1959!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks aura, Ben and Hoot60 for loving my beer cups!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you PhilDMorris and AnythingObscure!

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