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Kutani Tea Set

Tea pot, sugar bowl, four cups, six saucers and six 6" plates.  In one photo, coffee was added to show relief of face in the bottom of the cups.  Thick paint provides a third dimension to the painting.

Category: 
China
Condition: 
Excellent
Medium: 
china?
Distinguishing marks: 
One plate has a chip on it's edge.
Date Period: 
Unknown to me
Weight: 
about 2-3 lbs total
History: 
Acquired when left by previous owners of a property I bought.
For Sale?: 
Yes

Comments

Lovejoy's picture

This is what's called Dragonware. Most "Dragonware" was made from the 1920's onward for the export market from Japan, this set was made in Kutani, Japan, a well known center of production of Japanese Porcelain. Dragonware was made in very large numbers, a lot of it brought back by troops stationed in Japan and the Pacific. In the current market values even for whole sets tends to be modest, we see comparable sets sell at auction on a regular basis going for less than $100.00 

 

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