This is a nice pair of mid 20th century Oribe items - one a two handled sugar bowl and the other a small creamer. Although the designs are not alike, they make a nice pair so we are selling them as a set of two.
The sugar bowl measures 3 1/4" high to the top of the finial - is 6 1/2" diameter from the tip of one handle to the tip of the other - and the body of the bowl is 4 1/2" diameter.
The creamer measures 2" high by 3 1/2" long by 3" wide. Both are in excellent condition - there is a small chip on the inner rim of the top lid of the sugar bowl - and a tiny area where the glaze did not adhere. We date them to the middle of the 29th century, Showa period.
Oribe ware is a type of Japanese pottery most identifiable for its use of green copper glaze and bold painted design. It was the first use of colored stoneware glaze by Japanese potters. The cream colored base glaze has underglaze designs of flowers. Then a thick unctuous green glaze flows down the sides and inside of the pieces.