I don't think this recent discovery is in the same class with the lovely pot featured in the last few posts, but it's slowly growing on me.
I found it among my father's belongings while cleaning out the clutter in his study. He's the one who first encouraged me to drink tea, and he learned his tea lore mostly from his calligraphy friends. I have no idea where this set came from, and my mother doesn't remember how or when he got it. His work took him to once or twice to Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, but I think I saw most of his treasures from those trips on his return. A lot of his collections came from antique stores, thrift shops, and eBay, and so this could have come from any of those sources, or have been a gift.
The teawares are quite thin pottery,
(curves on the outside are visible on the inside too)
and the teapot is so large (600mL!) that I don't know how or when I'd ever use it. At 125 mL the teacups are more reasonably sized, and like the pot, have different designs on both sides (sea dragon/air dragon?)
But the dragon theme is pretty cool.
The bottom of the teapot just has the same spiraling curves as on the sides:
and this little mark on the inside of the lid is the only identifying mark on the whole set:
I'm guessing it was more made for a showy gift than for tea-making quality, and it's likely to stay mostly on the shelf, given the absurd size of the pot.
I don't think the plate was really intended to go with the set--it's a very different style with the bamboo vs the dragon of the teawares. And again, no identifying marks.