Takahashi Dohachi V (1869-1914) and Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907), a set of five inscribed gyokudo sencha cups with willow and boats. A complete set of five gyokudo sencha porcelain cups potted by Dohachi V and painted in blue and white with a charming nanga (Chinese style) scene of a man fishing in a small boat and inscribed with calligraphy by famous nanga painter and literatus Tanomura Chokunyu. As well as the cobalt blue, there is a seal in Shoenji pink to the side of each cup at the end of the inscription. Mark: “Dohachi” in underglaze blue to the base and “Chokunyu to the side of each cup. Origin: Kyoto, Japan.
Period: late Meiji Period, circa 1890s. Size: 4.4cm diameter, 3.2cm high. Condition: one cup with a hairline crack approximately 6mm long to the rim, the remaining four cups fine.