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Korean celadon crane and cloud tea cups, early 1980s

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    Posted 3 months ago

    kwqd
    (730 items)

    These cups are 2.5" tall x 3.5" diameter x 1.5" base, signed on the bottom, with wooden box and ribbon. These were purchased in Seoul, Korea in the early 1980s and the seller thought they were Korean made. I see some Japanese characters and some I do not recognize. My study of Japanese pottery often mentions the Korean origins of some Japanese pottery, so I became curious and started keeping an eye out for some modestly priced Korean art pottery and came across this set. I do not know anything about Korean pottery, but have seen some similar Korean cups with crane and cloud motif in celadon glaze. I bought these as a learning experience. Can anyone tell me anything about these cups or some good on line sources about Korean pottery to get me started?

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 3 months ago
      Nice looking cups...i like the color.

      This sale ad says...Korean Celadon Aoiwa Zou Matsuzuru Pottery Teaware.

      https://www.mercari.com/jp/items/m51741000409/?_s=U2FsdGVkX19_jDVC_2-cXRP4sTznpqLqJDpjsFa8M2yEKSfuof9Zktp3Wc5jSabDz8YtyTXRLLFsL2ycyyNdPuKexba6DOdM2DhoV68J4SGc1p_p-BdmlJwp1wHKNjub
    2. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks dav2no1! This appears to be a very common style. I guess this set is by a specific artist or kiln but much similar pottery appears to be the equivalent of Japanese mingei ware.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks fortapache, blunderbuss2 and Kevin!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks for loving my Korean tea cups Elisabethan, Blammoammo, Thomas, ho2cultcha and Hoot60!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks for loving my Korean tea cups Sylvester22, Jenni and aura!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks Karen!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks for loving my foray into Korean pottery Eileen!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thank you SEAN68 and worthit2!

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