Hanazume Kutani Cup and Sakura Shaped Saucer Pair
This elegant coffee cup is adorned by beautiful flowers over a warm pottery foundation.
The accompanying cherry blossom shaped plate is impressive in its own right and pairs perfectly.
The combination of the traditional flower design and the cherry blossom shaped plate transcends form and function as a work of art; enhancing any space with style and sophistication.
The raised texture of the cup is comfortable and fits in the hand perfectly.
It is an exquisite piece suitable for both daily use or when entertaining guests.
The plate is large enough to accommodate one or two cookies or other standard confectionaries.
- Quantity: 2 cups and 2 plates
- Dimension: Cup D7.3cm(2.9in) x H6.7cm(2.6in)
- Material: Pottery - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
Hanazume is a traditional technique of Kutani Ware. This style was introduced in 1913 by Shiro Mizuta, a skillful craftsman in Kanazawa. A flower decoration covers the entire surface, and outlines are painted in gold. This style is representative of gorgeous Kutani-ware.
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.