The size of each Chawan: 4 1/2" Dia x 2 1/8" High, without cover. This is very attractive Japanese White Porcelain Chawan Set of 10 pcs by Seifu Yohei IV(1871-1951). Each Chawan, cover and bowls are done in Kanpaku Yu(glaze) which are famous for Seifu Yohei III and IV, Each Chawan set has the design of Japanese Kiku (chrysanthemum) design carved in. Please note last three photos in additional photos are done in highlighted for showing the design works. The set came with Tomobako. The cover of Tomobako has Japanese writing, "Kanpaku yu"( kanpaku glaze). "Futa Chawan, 10 nin mae"(covered Chawan for 10 servings). With the chop seal of Seifu. Inside cover has Japanese writing Seifu Zo, with Seifu chop seal. It came with Tomonuno, matching cloth. Tomonuno has chop seal of Seifu on them. Each Chawan has embossed seal of Seifu IV inside bottom of bowl. Dating from 1920-1930's.
Please note, two photos cover and bowl has high contrasted for showing the carved design of Kiku design on first page.
The condition of all 10 pcs Chawan set, no chip, no crack, and no forced hairlines other than Jikan. There are some Jikan on 7 pcs, bottom part bowls, and on 5 pcs cover. Little more on bottom bowls than cover. Please see those Jikan on our additional photo page #1 and #2 page. 3 pcs Chawan, are in complete, free from Jikan on the cover and bottom bowls. Jikan are in the glaze (Yuyaku) and not in the body of Chawan cover and bowls.
Jikan are not caused by outside force, it is rather caused by Kiln temperature. The temperature differentiation air from Kiln to outside air cause Jikan. Jikan are not in the body Chawan, it is rather in surface Yuyaku glaze. The sound of bowls and cover is fine crisp when tap by finger nails, and not the sound of cracked hairlines. There is 9 pcs, Tomonuno available for the set. Please see the individual Jikan photos. It may not clear since very hard to capture those Jikan taking photos. Plese see additional photos at #1396480.
Jikan (kannyu, original kiln hairline in Yuyaku(glaze) when the temperature differentiation
between, kiln and outside kiln temperature (air outside, when cold winter time, when Kamadashi time, taking out works from kiln) cause the hairline in glaze. It is not forced hairlines line damaged, rather original kiln flaw.
The body of chawan and cover are complete safe from forced. No finger nail catching as forced damage hairlines.