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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This crane themed sake set has a tokkuri (flask) which is about 5.5" high and 3" widest diameter and the ochoko (cups) are each about 1.75" high x 2.75" in diameter at the top. This set pressed several of my buttons for things I have been looking for. I don't have any crane themed sake or tea sets. All pieces in the set are hand signed. All pieces in the set are hand painted on all sides. And, finally, the set is small and comes in a hand signed tomobako (wooden storage box). I also don't have a thin porcelain sake set in a tomobako, though I do have a more robust set. The only thing missing is that the tomobako was not made to be tied with a kumihimo (ribbon), though it could still be done and I have some spare ribbon... The seller came down a bit on the price for me, so though I thought I was done for the month, it found a new home. I wasn't sure that I would find a similar deal in the future...

    This set is gently used and in fine condition, but I don't think it is very old, based on the condition. Just about like new. No idea which kiln made this set. Maybe Arita?

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Absolutely gorgeous crane design sake set, great find Kevin
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for your comment, Jenni! It is pretty spiffy, I think!

      Thanks for loving my new sake set Jenni, aura, six-0-one and dav2no1!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for taking a look at my new sake set blunderbuss2, Kevin, mp.kunstmp.kunst, fortapache and Lisa!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for taking a look at my new sake set Hoot60! (I actually have one newer (to me) set that I found at GW a couple of days ago...
    5. apostata apostata, 11 months ago
      i love this for esthtic reasons , but also for Confucian reasons ,
      1 crane is representing the awe (deference) of father and son
      two cranes heading for the sun = aspiration ( civil servant exame)
      a crane among clouds = nobility or virtue
      one crane in a pine tree is a rather sad story = a craving for a long shared life
      and a pair of cranes = speak for a wish for an endless married life ( they never heard of paradise by the dashboard light probably)
    6. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thanks for the analysis apostata! I appreciate it! I have still not determined what kiln made it..
    7. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thank you vcal!

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