Posted by: softypapa | September 3, 2008

Japan Kutani Porcelain Sake Cup Samurai Warrior Guinomi

Description

This splendid Kutani porcelain sake cup features the hand-painted image of a samurai warrior.  The Kutani mark can be seen on the underside of the cup.  This sake cup was made during the mid to late Japanese Showa period (1926-1989) and is in good condition with no chips, cracks or large scratches though it does have some marks, wear, stains and blemishes from handling and age.  The cup was acquired in the beautiful and historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji.  Click here to see additional high-quality Kutani ceramic items available for purchase from our eBay store The Old Tokaido or click here to see more sake cups!

Size:
Height: 1.0 inches (2.6 centimeters)
Diameter: 2.1 inches (5.5 centimeters)
Weight: 1.1 ounces (30 grams)

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item code: R3S6B1R3-0005730
category code: SAKECUP
ship code: L2160

Posted by: softypapa | September 3, 2008

Japanese Kutani Porcelain Sake Cup – Gold Color Guinomi

Description

This splendid Kutani porcelain sake cup features gold-colored paint on the inner surface and a blue-painted landscape on the outside. This sake cup was made during the mid to late Japanese Showa period (1926 1989) and is in good condition with no chips, cracks or large scratches though it does have some marks, stains and blemishes from handling and age.  The cup was acquired in the beautiful and historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji. Click here to see additional high-quality Kutani ceramic items available for purchase from our eBay store The Old Tokaido or click here to see more sake cups!

Size:
Height: 1.1 inches (2.8 centimeters)
Diameter: 2.2 inches (5.7 centimeters)
Weight: 1.3 ounces (37 grams)

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item code: R3S6B1R3-0005729
category code: SAKECUP
ship code: L2160

 

Posted by: softypapa | September 3, 2008

Japan Kutani Porcelain Sake Cup – Kimono Dancer Guinomi

Description

This splendid Kutani porcelain sake cup features the hand-painted image of a dancer in traditional kimono.  Stylized calligraphy, possibly a poem, decorates the inner lip and the Kutani mark can be seen on the underside of the cup.  This sake cup was made during the mid to late Japanese Showa period (1926-1989) and is in good condition with no cracks or large scratches though it does have some minor chips, marks, stains and blemishes from handling and age.  The cup was acquired in the beautiful and historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji. Click here to see additional high-quality Kutani ceramic items available for purchase from our eBay store The Old Tokaido or click here to see more sake cups!

Size:
Height: 1.2 inches (3.0 centimeters)
Diameter: 2.2 inches (5.6 centimeters)
Weight: 1.3 ounces (37 grams)

Click here to see additional items from Japan

item code: R3S6B1R3-0005728
category code: SAKECUP
ship code: L2160

Posted by: softypapa | September 3, 2008

Japan Kutani Porcelain Sake Cup – Hyotan Image Guinomi

Description

This splendid Kutani porcelain sake cup features the hand-painted image of a hyotan (Japanese gourd) and other images suggestive of an autumn scene. This sake cup was made during the mid to late Japanese Showa period (1926-1989) and is in good condition with no cracks and only very small marks at the foot of the cup and along the edge as well as small blemishes from handling. The cup was acquired in the beautiful and historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji.  Click here to see additional high-quality Kutani ceramic items available for purchase from our eBay store The Old Tokaido or click here to see more sake cups!

Size:
Height: 1.0 inches (2.5 centimeters)
Diameter: 2.2 inches (5.6 centimeters)
Weight: 1.1 ounces (31 grams)

Click here to see additional items from Japan

item code: R3S6B1R3-0005727
category code: SAKECUP
ship code: L2160

Posted by: softypapa | September 3, 2008

Japan Kutani Porcelain Sake Cup Floral Pattern Guinomi

Description

This splendid Kutani porcelain sake cup features the hand-painted images of flowers and plants with incredibly detailed patterned background. This sake cup was made during the mid to late Japanese Showa period (1926-1989) and is in fair condition with no cracks though it does have some chips along the edge as well as minor marks, stains and blemishes from handling and age.  The cup was acquired in the beautiful and historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji.  Click here to see additional high-quality Kutani ceramic items available for purchase from our eBay store The Old Tokaido or click here to see more sake cups!

Size:
Height: 1.1 inches (2.8 centimeters)
Diameter: 2.1 inches (5.5 centimeters)
Weight: 1.2 ounces (35 grams)

Click here to see additional items from Japan

item code: R3S6B1R3-0005726
category code: SAKECUP
ship code: L2160

Posted by: softypapa | September 3, 2008

Japanese Kutani Porcelain Sake Cup – Men & Woman Guinomi

Description

This splendid Kutani porcelain sake cup features the hand-painted image a woman seated with two men. This sake cup was made during the mid to late Japanese Showa period (1926-1989) and is in poor to fair condition with a large chip at the lip as well as some hairline cracks. There are also some marks, stains and blemishes from handling and age. The cup was acquired in the beautiful and historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji. Click here to see additional high-quality Kutani ceramic items available for purchase from our eBay store The Old Tokaido or click here to see more sake cups!

Size:
Height: 0.9 inches (2.2 centimeters)
Diameter: 2.2 inches (5.7 centimeters)
Weight: 0.9 ounces (27 grams)

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item code: R3S6B1R3-0005725
category code: SAKECUP
ship code: L2160

Posted by: softypapa | February 18, 2008

Japan Kutani Porcelain Sake Cup Monkey & Okame Guinomi

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa 

Description

Beautiful Kutani Japanese sake cup (guinomi in Japanese).  Kutani-ware has been produced in Japan for over 300 years within remote villages of the ‘nine valleys’ (Kutani means nine valleys) region of Kaga province in Japan’s Ishikawa prefecture (please see map below).  Noted for it’s fine brush work and delicate porcelain, Kutani kilns have produced some of Japan’s finest ceramic art through generations of refined production.  Though the actual origins of Kutani-ware are uncertain, we know that the kilns of the nine valleys were long supported through the patronage of the powerful Maeda clan who were the hereditary rulers of the region.

About the Listed Item

This splendid Kutani porcelain sake cup includes the Kutani mark visible on the underside of the cup.  This very unique and interesting cup features the hand-painted image of a monkey wearing festival garb and carrying a mask of Okame, Japan’s goddess of mirth.  The writing on the bottom of the cup seems to indicate that the cup was made to commemorate an important event (we are not sure of what the event was) and includes a date which indicates the 9th year of the Taishou period (1921).  The cup is in very good condition for its age with no cracks and only a single small chip at the lip as well as small marks and scratches from handling and past use.  The cup was acquired in the beautiful and historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji.  Click here to see additional high-quality Kutani ceramic items available for purchase from our eBay store The Old Tokaido or click here to see more sake cups!

Size:
Height: 1.2 inches (3.0 centimeters)
Diameter: 2.1 inches (5.5 centimeters)
Weight: 1.0 ounces (28 grams)

Important note:
Images of the
Kutani items we list are often uploaded to our Japanese Kutani Art blog which is an on-line gallery of unique and interesting examples of fine Kutani art.  The purpose of this blog is strictly to share images of some of the wonderful Kutani pieces we encounter in the course of our work, and to provide a digital archive to preserve these images into the future.  If you purchase a Kutani item from us and do not want a digital copy of your purchase displayed in the photo blog or archive then please simply send us an email indicating your preference and we will promptly remove the image.

Click here to see additional sake items!
Click
here to see other fine-quality Japanese ceramics!
Click
here to see more treasures from Japan!

More about Japanese sake and sake utensils

Sake has long been an important part of Japanese culture.  In the past, sake was considered a very special item, reserved for only the most important occasions, such as weddings, birth celebrations and other auspicious events.  Sake was considered a sacred drink, and accordingly the first glass poured was always offered to the gods before the remainder could be shared among the celebrants.  Sake can be served either warm or cold and special sake flasks are used to both prepare and dispense this unique Japanese drink.  Sake is warmed either by immersing the flask (already filled with sake of course) into warm water until the desired temperature is reached or through the use of a special sake kettle called a choshi.  The latter method however, though common in old Japan, is today usually reserved for ceremonial events only.  Over time, sake utensils, such as cups have developed their own ritual significance which is still evident in modern Japan.  For example, it is today common at Japanese engagement parties for the man and woman to exchange sake cups as a sign of their mutual intent to marry.  Very beautiful sake cups are also given away to celebrate the birth of a child, as these cherished items are considered symbolic of the significance of the new parent-child relationship.  Though normally small in size, sake cups and flasks have long been used in Japan as a medium for the expression of art and calligraphy.  Hand-painted cups and flasks are highly collectable both within and outside Japan and are eagerly sought after by collectors who value their utilitarian nature and artistic splendor.

item code: R3S6B1R3-0004031
category code: SAKECUP
ship code: L2160

Posted by: softypapa | February 18, 2008

Japanese Kutani Porcelain Sake Cup – Old Man Guinomi

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa 

Description

Beautiful Kutani Japanese sake cup (guinomi in Japanese).  Kutani-ware has been produced in Japan for over 300 years within remote villages of the ‘nine valleys’ (Kutani means nine valleys) region of Kaga province in Japan’s Ishikawa prefecture (please see map below).  Noted for it’s fine brush work and delicate porcelain, Kutani kilns have produced some of Japan’s finest ceramic art through generations of refined production.  Though the actual origins of Kutani-ware are uncertain, we know that the kilns of the nine valleys were long supported through the patronage of the powerful Maeda clan who were the hereditary rulers of the region.

About the Listed Item

This splendid Kutani porcelain sake cup includes the Kutani mark visible on the underside of the cup and the image of an old man on the inner surface.  The figure represented may be one of the famous seven luck gods which are collectively known as Shichifukujin.  This sake cup was made during the mid to late Japanese Showa period (1926-1989) and is in good condition with no chips, cracks or large scratches though it does have some minor marks, stains and blemishes from handling and age.  The base of the cup is also worn possibly from past use.  The cup was acquired in the beautiful and historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji.  Click here to see additional high-quality Kutani ceramic items available for purchase from our eBay store The Old Tokaido or click here to see more sake cups!

Size:
Height: 1.2 inches (3.0 centimeters)
Diameter: 2.1 inches (5.5 centimeters)
Weight: 0.9 ounces (27 grams)

Important note:
Images of the
Kutani items we list are often uploaded to our Japanese Kutani Art blog which is an on-line gallery of unique and interesting examples of fine Kutani art.  The purpose of this blog is strictly to share images of some of the wonderful Kutani pieces we encounter in the course of our work, and to provide a digital archive to preserve these images into the future.  If you purchase a Kutani item from us and do not want a digital copy of your purchase displayed in the photo blog or archive then please simply send us an email indicating your preference and we will promptly remove the image.

Click here to see additional sake items!
Click
here to see other fine-quality Japanese ceramics!
Click
here to see more treasures from Japan!

More about Japanese sake and sake utensils

Sake has long been an important part of Japanese culture.  In the past, sake was considered a very special item, reserved for only the most important occasions, such as weddings, birth celebrations and other auspicious events.  Sake was considered a sacred drink, and accordingly the first glass poured was always offered to the gods before the remainder could be shared among the celebrants.  Sake can be served either warm or cold and special sake flasks are used to both prepare and dispense this unique Japanese drink.  Sake is warmed either by immersing the flask (already filled with sake of course) into warm water until the desired temperature is reached or through the use of a special sake kettle called a choshi.  The latter method however, though common in old Japan, is today usually reserved for ceremonial events only.  Over time, sake utensils, such as cups have developed their own ritual significance which is still evident in modern Japan.  For example, it is today common at Japanese engagement parties for the man and woman to exchange sake cups as a sign of their mutual intent to marry.  Very beautiful sake cups are also given away to celebrate the birth of a child, as these cherished items are considered symbolic of the significance of the new parent-child relationship.  Though normally small in size, sake cups and flasks have long been used in Japan as a medium for the expression of art and calligraphy.  Hand-painted cups and flasks are highly collectable both within and outside Japan and are eagerly sought after by collectors who value their utilitarian nature and artistic splendor.

item code: R3S6B1R6-0004028
category code: SAKECUP
ship code: L2160

Posted by: softypapa | February 18, 2008

Japan Kutani Porcelain Sake Cup Shinto Daikoku Guinomi

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa 

Description

Beautiful Kutani Japanese sake cup (guinomi in Japanese).  Kutani-ware has been produced in Japan for over 300 years within remote villages of the ‘nine valleys’ (Kutani means nine valleys) region of Kaga province in Japan’s Ishikawa prefecture (please see map below).  Noted for it’s fine brush work and delicate porcelain, Kutani kilns have produced some of Japan’s finest ceramic art through generations of refined production.  Though the actual origins of Kutani-ware are uncertain, we know that the kilns of the nine valleys were long supported through the patronage of the powerful Maeda clan who were the hereditary rulers of the region.

About the Listed Item

This splendid Kutani porcelain sake cup decorated with what may be the image of one of Japan’s most famous luck gods, Daikoku (please read below to learn more about Daikoku).  The cup includes the Kutani mark visible on the underside of the cup.  This sake cup was made during the mid to late Japanese Showa period (1926-1989) and is in fair condition with a single large crack on the lip and a thin crack proceeding down from the crack (this damage is visible and noted in the listing detail photos).  The cup also has some minor marks, stains and blemishes from handling and age.  The cup was acquired in the beautiful and historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji.  Click here to see additional high-quality Kutani ceramic items available for purchase from our eBay store The Old Tokaido or click here to see more sake cups!

Size:
Height: 1.1 inches (2.8 centimeters)
Diameter: 2.1 inches (5.5 centimeters)
Weight: 1.1 ounces (32 grams)

Important note:
Images of the
Kutani items we list are often uploaded to our Japanese Kutani Art blog which is an on-line gallery of unique and interesting examples of fine Kutani art.  The purpose of this blog is strictly to share images of some of the wonderful Kutani pieces we encounter in the course of our work, and to provide a digital archive to preserve these images into the future.  If you purchase a Kutani item from us and do not want a digital copy of your purchase displayed in the photo blog or archive then please simply send us an email indicating your preference and we will promptly remove the image.

Click here to see more Daikoku items!
Click
here to see additional sake items!
Click
here to see other fine-quality Japanese ceramics!
Click
here to see more treasures from Japan!

More about Daikoku

Daikoku is one of the most famous and celebrated gods within the Japanese Shinto (native religion of Japan) pantheon (please read below to learn more about Shinto).  Daikoku is one of seven popular luck gods collectively known as Shichifukujin.  These famous gods (six male and one female) are frequently seen together in Japanese art, often on a boat sailing the seas of fortune.  Daikoku is usually depicted holding his wonderful luck hammer which he waves to dispense good fortune upon worthy humans.  The god is also frequently shown standing upon two large bales of rice, an auspicious symbol of prosperity.  The happy luck god wears one of the most captivating smiles in all Asian art and is nearly always depicted in the act of joyfully visiting wealth and happiness upon the earth (note the bag of goodies carried over his left shoulder).

More about Japanese sake and sake utensils

Sake has long been an important part of Japanese culture.  In the past, sake was considered a very special item, reserved for only the most important occasions, such as weddings, birth celebrations and other auspicious events.  Sake was considered a sacred drink, and accordingly the first glass poured was always offered to the gods before the remainder could be shared among the celebrants.  Sake can be served either warm or cold and special sake flasks are used to both prepare and dispense this unique Japanese drink.  Sake is warmed either by immersing the flask (already filled with sake of course) into warm water until the desired temperature is reached or through the use of a special sake kettle called a choshi.  The latter method however, though common in old Japan, is today usually reserved for ceremonial events only.  Over time, sake utensils, such as cups have developed their own ritual significance which is still evident in modern Japan.  For example, it is today common at Japanese engagement parties for the man and woman to exchange sake cups as a sign of their mutual intent to marry.  Very beautiful sake cups are also given away to celebrate the birth of a child, as these cherished items are considered symbolic of the significance of the new parent-child relationship.  Though normally small in size, sake cups and flasks have long been used in Japan as a medium for the expression of art and calligraphy.  Hand-painted cups and flasks are highly collectable both within and outside Japan and are eagerly sought after by collectors who value their utilitarian nature and artistic splendor.

item code: R3S6B1R6-0004026
category code: SAKECUP
ship code: L2160

Posted by: softypapa | February 18, 2008

Japanese Kutani Porcelain Sake Cup Beauty Woman Guinomi

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Kutani Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Sake Cup Guinomi Japan Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa 

Description

Beautiful Kutani Japanese sake cup (guinomi in Japanese) depicting a beautiful woman holding what may be a musical instrument or decorated Japanese gourd (hyotan).  Kutani-ware has been produced in Japan for over 300 years within remote villages of the ‘nine valleys’ (Kutani means nine valleys) region of Kaga province in Japan’s Ishikawa prefecture (please see map below).  Noted for it’s fine brush work and delicate porcelain, Kutani kilns have produced some of Japan’s finest ceramic art through generations of refined production.  Though the actual origins of Kutani-ware are uncertain, we know that the kilns of the nine valleys were long supported through the patronage of the powerful Maeda clan who were the hereditary rulers of the region.

About the Listed Item

This splendid Kutani porcelain sake cup includes the Kutani mark visible on the underside of the cup.  This sake cup was made during the mid to late Japanese Showa period (1926-1989) and is in good condition with no cracks though there are some small chips at the foot as well as some minor marks, stains and blemishes from handling and age.  The cup was acquired in the beautiful and historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji.  Click here to see additional high-quality Kutani ceramic items available for purchase from our eBay store The Old Tokaido or click here to see more sake cups!

Size:
Height: 1.1 inches (2.8 centimeters)
Diameter: 2.1 inches (5.5 centimeters)
Weight: 1.1 ounces (30 grams)

Important note:
Images of the
Kutani items we list are often uploaded to our Japanese Kutani Art blog which is an on-line gallery of unique and interesting examples of fine Kutani art.  The purpose of this blog is strictly to share images of some of the wonderful Kutani pieces we encounter in the course of our work, and to provide a digital archive to preserve these images into the future.  If you purchase a Kutani item from us and do not want a digital copy of your purchase displayed in the photo blog or archive then please simply send us an email indicating your preference and we will promptly remove the image.

Click here to see additional sake items!
Click
here to see other fine-quality Japanese ceramics!
Click
here to see more treasures from Japan!

More about Japanese sake and sake utensils

Sake has long been an important part of Japanese culture.  In the past, sake was considered a very special item, reserved for only the most important occasions, such as weddings, birth celebrations and other auspicious events.  Sake was considered a sacred drink, and accordingly the first glass poured was always offered to the gods before the remainder could be shared among the celebrants.  Sake can be served either warm or cold and special sake flasks are used to both prepare and dispense this unique Japanese drink.  Sake is warmed either by immersing the flask (already filled with sake of course) into warm water until the desired temperature is reached or through the use of a special sake kettle called a choshi.  The latter method however, though common in old Japan, is today usually reserved for ceremonial events only.  Over time, sake utensils, such as cups have developed their own ritual significance which is still evident in modern Japan.  For example, it is today common at Japanese engagement parties for the man and woman to exchange sake cups as a sign of their mutual intent to marry.  Very beautiful sake cups are also given away to celebrate the birth of a child, as these cherished items are considered symbolic of the significance of the new parent-child relationship.  Though normally small in size, sake cups and flasks have long been used in Japan as a medium for the expression of art and calligraphy.  Hand-painted cups and flasks are highly collectable both within and outside Japan and are eagerly sought after by collectors who value their utilitarian nature and artistic splendor.

item code: R3S6B1R2-0004025
category code: SAKECUP
ship code: L2160

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