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Identifying Japanese tea cups

by Mterpstra » May 1st, '14, 05:37

Hello everyone

I just got back from a trip to Japan and i bought two cups in a teaware store in Kyoto. They were pretty cheap(2000Y for the pair) but i really loved the way they looked. I tried to ask where they were from and who made them but i could only get out of the guy that they where made around Kyoto. The cups don´t have any stamps, so i figure they not from an old traditional place or something I just always like to know where my teaware is made. Can anyone help me

Photo´s are here: https://plus.google.com/photos/10935803 ... 3108038305

PS the kyusu is from Gyokko by the way
PS 2: I have followed this forum for quite a long time, but haven't made many posts yet.

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May 1st, '14, 09:13
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Re: Identifying Japanese tea cups

by brandon » May 1st, '14, 09:13

Welcome Mterpstra,
Try these blogs by my friend Matt.

http://mattchasblog.blogspot.com/search ... al%20style

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May 1st, '14, 09:23
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Re: Identifying Japanese tea cups

by MarshalN » May 1st, '14, 09:23

It's right there on the round sticker

http://www.hechimon.com/index2.htm

Note: It looks like their online shop is not functional

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Re: Identifying Japanese tea cups

by Mterpstra » May 1st, '14, 10:07

Wow, thank you so much. I'm very glad you regognized the maker. Nice to know this is made in one of the six major kiln area's. Doesn't make the cups more beautiful, just nice too know these kind fo things.

@Brandon: Those are very nice ones. I really like the careless looking strokes.

Thanks,
Mattias Terpstra

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May 1st, '14, 10:18
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Re: Identifying Japanese tea cups

by MarshalN » May 1st, '14, 10:18

Mterpstra wrote:Wow, thank you so much. I'm very glad you regognized the maker. Nice to know this is made in one of the six major kiln area's. Doesn't make the cups more beautiful, just nice too know these kind fo things.

@Brandon: Those are very nice ones. I really like the careless looking strokes.

Thanks,
Mattias Terpstra
Wouldn't have been possible if you pulled the stickers :)

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Re: Identifying Japanese tea cups

by Mterpstra » May 1st, '14, 15:53

I kwew the sticker would contain critical info, but i can't it read so i intentinally put the sticker side on the photo ;)

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Re: Identifying Japanese tea cups

by Tead Off » May 6th, '14, 11:29

The man that made the cups on mattchasblog, Lee Kang Hyo, is one of the best known potters in Korea. Those cups could sell for 10x what you paid for the Japanese ones, just to give you a reference for what you are looking at. I met him on one of my trips to Korea. Very unassuming man.

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