This charming, bell-shaped teacup has a simple yet eye-catching painted design of flower blossoms and petals in shades of pink, blue, and cream. The whirling brushstrokes of white glaze behind the flowers gives a sense of motion to the design, creating the illusion that these flowers and petals are being carried through the air by a gentle breeze.
‘Arita’ (also known as Imari) is an ancient and very famous ceramics region of Japan located on Kyushu Island in the south of the Japanese archipelago. Originally Aritaware was known for its blue under-glaze and multi-colored, over-glaze porcelain. Today, potters make a range of items in porcelain and earthenware that are functional and highly decorated. Artistic, costly pieces 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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