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A Kyo Yaki Chawan w/ Colorful Irises â Meiji - Showa

A Kyo Yaki Chawan w/ Colorful Irises – Meiji - Showa

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Directory: Hidden: Viewable: Pre 1960: Item # 955024

Please refer to our stock # 30 when inquiring.
This is a handsome Kyo-Yaki chawan – tea bowl – that is covered in a thick enamel design of irises. The irises are dark purple and white on golden enamel crackle glazed ground and are further highlighted with bright emerald green leaves. The piece measures 4 ¾” diameter at the top and is 3 5/8” high and is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. There is an incised mark on the base that translates as “Kutani Toho”. We date it to any time between 1910 and the 1950s. A striking colorful piece. It could possible be even older.