Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Japanese meoto yunomi set

In Asian > Japanese Pottery > Show & Tell.
Recent activity1283 of 224409Assorted M. V. Vellano costume jewelry broochesTom & Jerry Amination Cel
15
Love it
0
Like it

ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
Vynil33rpmVynil33rpm loves this.
Ms.CrystalShipMs.CrystalShip loves this.
StraightArrowStraightArrow loves this.
MarmorealMaidenMarmorealMaiden loves this.
BenBen loves this.
rhineisfinerhineisfine loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
auraaura loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
BrunswickBrunswick loves this.
Alfie21Alfie21 loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
FreshAirFreshAir loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
See 13 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 23 days ago

    kwqd
    (783 items)

    These yunomi are about 3.75" and 3.5" high x 2.75" in diameter. They came in a tomobako and are signed on the bottom with bright gold paint and also have "Japan" labels. Unfortunately, the lid of the tomobako is missing. They are extremely thin porcelain with a grey background and green decoration (bamboo?) running completely around both cups. There are some fine lines in blue running around the inside and outside of the bases and the upper rim. Both also have a brown line running around the tops and bases. A lot of effort was done by hand to add these details. This is a very fine set. I think that I will cut up one of my old wooden cigar boxes and make a replacement lid to protect them.

    I have not tried to identify the maker and may not be able to do so since the lid is missing. I will probably have to soak them and try to float off the labels and move them since they obscure the signature on both cups. These came from a seller who found them included in a lot of vintage dishes.

    It has been a while since I added a new set of meoto yunomi to my pile but I have been actively looking for some unique sake cups and found this set advertised as sake cups during my search. The coloring and design is a bit odd but the detailing is very good and they came in a tomobako at a bargain price ($5 plus shipping!), so I couldn't resist. I am still collecting meoto yunomi if they are of good quality, come in a tomobako and are ludicrously inexpensive..... I did find a few interesting solo sake cups and will be posting them by and by.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Japanese Pottery
    See all
    Antique Japanese Cloisonn pottery Vase by Takeuchi Chubei Japan 1880 of Meiji
    Antique Japanese Cloisonn pottery V...
    $1
    C232: Japanese bowl of really old ORIBE pottery of tasteful painting and glaze
    C232: Japanese bowl of really old O...
    $205
    Japanese Meiji Imari Satsuma Kutani Kawamoto Porcelain Plate River Village #1
    Japanese Meiji Imari Satsuma Kutani...
    $120
    Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Four Sided Vase
    Antique Japanese Satsuma Pottery Fo...
    $56
    logo
    Antique Japanese Cloisonn pottery Vase by Takeuchi Chubei Japan 1880 of Meiji
    Antique Japanese Cloisonn pottery V...
    $1
    See all

    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 23 days ago
      Fabulous set, the green bamboo pattern is really beautiful Kevin
    2. kwqd kwqd, 22 days ago
      Thanks for your comment Jenni! It is eye catching, I think.

      Thanks for loving my latest meoto yunomi aura, SEAN68, Thomas, Alfie21, jscott0363, FreshAir, dav2no1 and Jenni!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 22 days ago
      Thanks for checking out my yunomi Kevin!
    4. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 22 days ago
      Those cups are gorgeous! A little bit unusual design, and all the lovelier for it. Wonderful find!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 22 days ago
      Thanks for your comment rhineisfine! Hopefully, I will get some time, soon, to dig into identifying the maker marks on the bottom. Very curious as to what kiln made this oddball set.

      Thanks for loving my latest meoto yunomi set rhineisfine and Pacem!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 21 days ago
      Thanks for checking out my latest set of meoto yunomi ho2cultcha!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 21 days ago
      Thanks Pacem!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 17 days ago
      Thanks for taking a look at my meoto yunomi set, Ben!
    9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 12 days ago
      What a lovely duo!
      I love how these come in their little wooden boxes....
    10. kwqd kwqd, 12 days ago
      Thanks for your comment, Eileen! They are a pretty pair. I am focusing only on sets that have their box. So much easier to store!

      Thanks for loving my meoto yunomi Eileen, StraightArrow and MarmorealMaiden!
    11. kwqd kwqd, 12 days ago
      Thanks ho2cultcha and Vynil33rpm!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.