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    Posted 1 year ago

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    This Japanese Genemon teapot is 4" high x 6.5" diameter and the cups are 2.75" high including lids. Every piece is hand signed, except for the body of the tea pot. Sadly, its tomobako has vanished. I am certain it must have had a tomobako, at some point, as it is a very fine set. As with all Genemon pottery, it was hand painted. This is in a style I have not seen before, which appears to have had a design traced in the blue glaze. Lots going on here, with several techniques used.

    I have been looking at this one on ebay for several months and it has gone on and off of my watch list at least three times, as I really don't need another tea set and they are hard to store if there is no tomobako. I removed it again about three weeks ago. It was a really fine set and very inexpensive, however, and I was really tempted by it. A few days ago, I tried to find it again, but could not, so assumed it had been sold or withdrawn from auction. I was browsing some other pottery and this morning there it was again. I took an even closer look at it today and finally realized that it has the Genemon mark, though it is a bit sloppy. Duh. I don't know why I had not noticed that before so snapped it up as soon as that sank in. I have not been able to identify who the potter was from the upper two characters, though I know who it is not.... Will update with better images when it arrives. Calling it a mystery until I identify the potter.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for taking a look Watchsearcher and Thomas!
    2. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks aura, Kevin and Jenni!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thank you fortapache!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for taking a look at my tea set Blammoammo!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Yeah nice, glad you succumbed!
      I'm hearing you about the on watch list/off watch list game :)))
    6. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comment, Karen! At first glance the colors are a bit gaudy and off putting but a closer look shows the balance to the pieces in the set.

      Thanks iggy and Karen!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thank you MarmorealMaiden!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my new tea set plein-air-painter and blunderbuss2!
    9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      Hand painted! Wow! Such talent..
      Here’s another trick I learned about the watch list game. Sometimes when you put an item on your watch list, the seller will send you an offer! Has worked for me on several occasions, or on another site, if you “heart” an item, it will suddenly go “on sale”. Tee-Hee....
    10. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comments, Eileen! I have had the watch list experience, too. A new twist, sellers can tell when you just view an item, not watch list it, and I have gotten many offers from just looking at an item. That seems to be a fairly recent development, over the past few months.

      Genemon is my favorite Japanese kiln. Their pottery has a silky feel to it and they only hand paint their pottery. It is super high quality.
    11. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my Genemon tea set Eileen!

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