£150 - $220
A set of five Arita sake cups, guinomi, in tsutsu-gata form decorated in sometsuke style with a scrolling vine arabesque, hagi-karakusa, imitating the habit of the Bush clover, hagi, a member of the Vetch family one of the seven plants emblematic of Autumn. The base decorated with a hakama border and the inner rim with a diaper border, renzoku mon, and the bottom of the cup with an auspicious gobenka mon.
The cups have a pleasing cylindrical form, slightly tapered to the top that is particularly comfortable in the hand. The cups measure approximately 6cm in height and measure in 5cm in diameter. They are in good condition with cracks or hairlines, one has a minute chip to its rim, and another has a small chip to the underside of the foot-ring. Shipping within the UK is included in the sterling price. Worldwide shipping is included in the US $ price,