A splendid set of 10 Nabeshima mukozuke (cups to serve dishes during the Japanese tea ceremony) dating from the latter part of the Edo period (1615-1868). Each one is hand painted with elegant floral motifs on a very fine white porcelain.
Nabeshima porcelain is world-known for its high level of quality. At the end of the 17th century, the Nabeshima clan who ruled the Saga domain, located near Arita, moved the kiln they were patronizing deep into the mountains, in the Okawachiyama village, where it could difficultly be accessed. There, master craftsmen, many of them of Korean origin, created one of the best ceramic ever made, still much revered to these days.
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The cups are in very good condition and will be shipped in a fitted antique wooden box.
Dimensions: each cup is about 11 x 7 cm (4.4 x 2.8 in)
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Worldwide shipping by EMS (with insurance and tracking): $86
Please be aware there might be some delay receiving clearance from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs to ship the set outside of Japan (standard procedure for valuable antique artifacts).
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