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Japanese Pottery136 of 1275A fishy Japanese pottery vase Attic find #2, Japanese sake cup
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    Posted 1 year ago

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    This sake set is composed of a flask (tokurri) and one cup (ochoko). The flask is 7.5" high and 2.25" square and the cup is 1.5" in diameter and 2" high. There is a "Made in Japan" sticker on the bottom. This one caught me off guard. I wasn't looking for any more sake sets, but first of all it reminded me of a bedside carafe and I really like those. The shape of the flask stopped me in my tracks, too, as I don't have any square flasks. Then the glaze colors grabbed me, the turquoise and green predominating, and kind of fighting each other, until I looked closer and saw the other greens, blues, browns and ivory colors mixed in. I also really like how the blue in the rim of the cup merges with the blue top of the sake flask when they are joined together and how the bit of brown around the base of the cup ties it back into the browns in the flask. It is an interesting set, no matter which side or angle it is viewed from. Also super cheap. Just a neat little set that I will use and admire while doing so. No idea of kiln or style. It is a bit of an odd ball due to the shape and colors.

    I later found a boxed set of a similar flask and four cups with a Miya label on ebay. The seller claimed it was Mashiko ware. I found another set NIB with a Kafuh label. Confused.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for taking a look at my latest sake set Elisabethan, aura, Alfred1o1, Ben, dlpetersen, Thomas, Jenni, dav2no1, fortapache and Vynil33rpm!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      I think as much as anything the Japanese make things to hold, rest, and contemplate. This is a perfect example of that.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comment, Karen! I agree, I find myself looking at Japanese pottery before, while and after using it. I agree that it is more than just visual as I also absorb the textures as I use them. Especially true for the stoneware pieces.
    4. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my newest sake set Hoot60 and Karen!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my new sake set Blammoammo! It has become one of my favorites!

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