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Set of Five Three Friends of Winter Pattern Imari Cups Meji

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1910: Item # 1340285

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A set of five drinking cups, choko, that are decorated with a pattern of underglaze blue bifurcated pines set against a ground of iron red bamboo leaves, with an irregular cloud shaped reserve containing a gilt and iron red prunus tree with a pine bark lozenge superimposed containing a stylised cherry blossom motif set against a seeded green ground. The interior of the cups decorated with a single band of diaper and a tri-form mon with flowering branches to the well of the cup. Although these are in Eighteenth century style, I believe them to be “Daishoji Imari”, porcelain produced in one of the Kutani kilns and decorated there in the late Meji period. The cups measure 8 cm in diameter and stand approximately 6.2cm in height. They are in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Shipping within the UK included in the GB sterling price. Worldwide shipping included in the USD price.