Hanazume Kutani Cup and Saucer
The warmth of the foundation on the coffee cup combined with a beautiful flower accent gives it a luxurious quality.
The traditional, yet understated flower design evokes a sense of balance and calm.
The unique texture of the cup is comfortable and fits in the hand perfectly. The weight and thickness of the cup is a hallmark of quality.
The cup compliments any space and lends an air of style and sophistication merely by placing it on a table. It is an exquisite piece suitable for daily use or when entertaining guests.
- Quantity: Set includes 1 cup and 1 plate
- Dimension: Cup D8.6cm(3.4in) 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.