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Ceramic Japanese yunomi by Imaizumi Imaemon XIII.

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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This Japanese yunomi is about 3.25" high x 2.75" in diameter at the top. The design is incised into the cup and was then hand painted. It is signed on the base. It came in a cardboard box which did not belong with the cup and probably was originally in a wood tomobako. I have seen the mark before and finally realized it is Imaemon, I think made by Imaizumi Imaemon XIII, but not 100% certain, yet. Imaizumi Imaemon XIII was designated a Living National Treasure during his lifetime. It is not porcelain, but thick enough ceramic that it is not translucent while still being pretty thin for ceramic. At first I thought it was porcelain.

    The yunomi was purchased in Japan by the seller's sister about 20-25 years ago, just a single random yunomi. I try to limit myself to boxed meoto yunomi sets, now, but this was very nice, very cheap, decorated on all sides and had free shipping so I violated my own policy and bought it. No regrets!

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Very pretty floral design
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks Jenni!

      Thanks for loving my newest yunomi Jenni, SEAN68, blunderbuss2, Manikin, dav2no1, fortapache and Kevin!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Gorgeous photos to show this beauty!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks Karen! It is still hit and miss with my phone camera but sometimes turns out OK.

      Thanks for loving my tea cup Karen and aura!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thank you vcal!

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