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Japanese Pottery115 of 1275Ceramic Dog FiguresJapanese inspired dragonfly meoto yunomi set by Caroline Mayher
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    Posted 1 year ago

    kwqd
    (834 items)

    This meoto yunomi set is Hagi Ware made by Tenpozan Kiln, clearly marked by the artist on the bottom of both cups and the tomobako. Documentation was also included in the tomobako. It was in new condition when shipped to me.

    This Hagi Ware meoto yunomi set suffered damage during shipping to me and the smaller yunomi was broken into several pieces. I was really excited about adding this set to my collection as I do not have a Hagi Ware meoto yunomi set and this looked to be a very nice one, which it proved to be. I was very disappointed to find it was damaged due to negligent packing by the seller, but received a full refund and got to keep it.

    When I examined the broken pieces of the smaller cup, it was interesting to see how porous this pottery is. Easy to see why Hagi Ware must be conditioned before and after use to avoid mold and discoloration damage. Also on the positive side, the smaller cup can be repaired and is a good candidate for the Japanese art of repair, kintsugi. Another broken piece for my kintsugi pile. Shucks.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagi_ware

    http://modernjapanesepotterymarks.blogspot.com/search/label/Hagiyaki

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintsugi

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Ouch! Sorry to see these beautiful pieces we so damaged during shipment. Hopefully, you'll come across another set sometime soon.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Gorgeous gradient pink coloring, I'm so sorry it got broken do you have enough pieces to patch it up
    3. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      @jscott0363 - Thanks! I will find one by and by...

      @Newfld - Thanks, Jenni! All of the pieces are there. It is a prime candidate for repairing.

      Thanks for loving my accident Kevin, Jenni and jscott0363!
    4. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      Very interesting info....all new to me. :-)
    5. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comment, Watchsearcher! I'm glad that you found it interesting.

      Thanks for loving my future kintsugi project Vynil33rpm, Thomas, Karen, ho2cultcha, PhilDMorris, fortapache, Watchsearcher, Hoot60 and aura!

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