With its whimsically-colored budding branches and cream colored clay, this cup evokes a sense of early spring. The plump buds and willowy branches remind us of a magnolia tree that is just about to bloom. A clear glaze coats the body of this cup, putting the lovely natural cream with brown flecks color of the clay on full display. Some portions of the cup have a subtle pink hue due to naturally-occurring changes during firing in the kiln. These soft patches of pink give the cup a kind of warm glow. A pleasantly decorated, lightweight earthenware teacup to add to your collection.
Arita (sometimes referred to as Imari) is an ancient and very famous pottery region of Japan located on Kyushu Island in the southern portion of the archipelago. Originally Arita ware 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, highly decorated, and artistic. Costly pieces that are collected by connoisseurs and museums alike also fall under this same general descriptor.
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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