This beautiful aritaware over-glaze enamel teacup is absolutely stunning! It captures one of the favorite leaves of poets and scholars, as well as romantics.
The ginkgo tree is the oldest-existing tree species in the world; fossil records of this plant go back 225 million years. The ginkgo tree can attain an age of a thousand years and is a symbol of Strength and Longevity in both its native China and Japan (in which it is a quite auspicious plant).
Our teacup shows a wonderful contrast between its soft, creamy white background & watercolor-like tones of leaves (the painter offers us a bit of artistic expression here, as there is no red ginkgo)
The cup has a raised leaf outline that is quite pleasant feeling in the hand.
This teacup offers a larger cup size of 10 ounces – perfect for the western tea drinker.
Arita (also known as Imari) is an ancient and very famous ceramics region of Japan located on Kyushu Island in the south of Japan. Originally Aritaware was known for blue under-glazed and multi-colored over-glazed porcelain. Today, potters make a range of items in porcelain and earthenware that are functional and highly decorated, artistic, and costly pieces that are collected by connoisseurs and museums alike.
Slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese tea wares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.
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