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    Posted 2 months ago

    racer4four
    (615 items)

    I rarely buy Japanese pottery because I am overloaded with glass but after seeing the lovely pieces on here from Kwqd and Rhineisfine this pair was irresistible.
    Thrown with a slightly angled scored line they have a beautifully formed foot and rim and some fingers dents for easy grip. After throwing they have been glazed black on the outside, over which has been randomly laid silver sheets. Over that, one has had a translucent blue glaze applied, the other a red glaze. The result is a variety of shading, colour changes, and textural change from the silver foil crackling.
    I asked on a Japanese collectors group and was advised it reads Kutani Tomei, and the style is called underglaze colored silver foil and is employed by a variety of artists.
    Heights 9cm and 8cm.

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    Comments

    1. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Really pretty set! Great colors, Karen! Are these meoto yunomi, one cup smaller than the other?

      ho2cultcha has some nice yunomi, too!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Yes Kevin, one smaller than the other. Thanks for giving it a name. Mento.
      Yeah Ho2, I don’t know his sources but he gets so much cool and interesting stuff. Amazing!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Meoto yunomi = couple cups, traditional gift for married couples. Nice!
    4. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Such gorgeous glazed color cups, with a very happy purpose - lovely pair Karen
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Very nice!! Awesome colors!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Thanks Jenni, they are a lovely couple!
    7. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Thanks very muchScott.
    8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 month ago
      Hi Karen it's been a while . Hope you and yours are well after this crazy year. Beautiful pieces !
    9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 month ago
      I am so behind on my comments I feel I will never catch up...
      Know I am here, and I just love your Japanese glass....and pottery!
      The knowledge goes over my head, but not the beauty!
    10. racer4four racer4four, 1 month ago
      Hi Mike, thanks and it's lovely to hear from you. I have been very worried about my US friends over the past year and I hope all is well with you.
    11. racer4four racer4four, 1 month ago
      Me too Eileen, waaay behind.
      Thank you for the love and comment!

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