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Ceramic cup, lotus and crabs, Japan, 19th century

Ceramic cup, lotus and crabs, Japan, 19th century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1900: Item # 862573

Please refer to our stock # 10553 when inquiring.
  
$ 250

Reddish-brown stoneware cup or bowl in the shape of a curled up lotus leave, resting on its stem. On the sides are two freshwater crabs climbing up, holding themselves on the veins of the leaf. The stoneware resembles Ixing and traditional Japanese tea pots were made from this clay. Japan, 19th century.
H 1 5/8” at highest point (4.2 cm); W at widest point 3 7/8” (9.8 cm).
Minimal fritting at rim, one repair at rim (see photos).