Ca. early 1800s
In the style of Okuda Eisen, possibly made in Kyoto at one of the Kiyomizu Kilns. One of a set of five or ten used for individual servings of sweets or other items in a tea ceremony context. Made from porcelain with thick overglaze green enamel and rapidly painted floral designs in red enamel. This style was popular in Kyoto in the late 1700s and 1800s, and was revived again in the 1900s. The amateur potter, Eisen, is credited with promoting this late Ming, Chinese-style in Japan after making copies of the original antique Chinese wares that had been so popular in tea ceremony circles. Later, other potters, such as the Eiraku family, also produced some designs in this style in Kiyomizu. Good condition, no chips or cracks, some wear to the red enamel on rim.
Length: 7 ¼ in.; Width: 4 ¾ in.; Height: 1 in.