Twin Sparrows Kutani Yunomi Japanese Teacup - A
This cute Japanese teacup features twin sparrows perching on a branch, looking at each other. It is the work of Toshito Nakamura, known as one of the top artists of Kutani ware in fine detailed color painting.
His famous work featuring sparrows is highly appreciated for its delicate and gentle line drawing with neutral colors and detailed design.
The sparrow is believed to ward off bad luck and is a symbol of family prosperity and safety.
The shape is crafted by potter's wheel and you can feel the warmth and comfort to hold it in your hand.
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- Quantity: 1
- Dimension : 8.4cm(3.30in) x H8cm(3.14in)
- Capacity: 230ml(7.8oz)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
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About kutani ware
Kutani ware is a type of pottery produced in the Kaga region of Ishikawa Prefecture and it has a history of over 350 years.
It is characterized by the heavy brilliance of the five colors of green, yellow, red, purple, and navy blue that are applied to the bold and daring lines.
Its long history has evolved through the tireless efforts and enthusiasm of people who have sought innovation while maintaining tradition.
In the early 1700s, the Kutani kilns were closed, but about 80 years later they were opened and Kutani ware was revived.
The beauty of the various styles and methods of painting is known as "Japan Kutani" and is highly regarded around the world.