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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by jayinhk » Sep 2nd, '12, 01:17

This should be entertaining :)

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The brown porcelain Japanese infuser cup is my father's, and at $60 cost more than double what all of the Jingdezhen stuff cost put together. The blue and white Japanese-style cup (made in China) was bought at a discount store here for $2. The Jingde dragon cup was around $5.50 and the plainer pots and cups were only around $6.50 (total) from a street vendor a few blocks away from work!

The simple gaiwan cost me $2.20 at a household goods store here in Hong Kong.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Poohblah » Sep 2nd, '12, 18:30

Jay, any reason why your blue cup reads 壽司 (sushi)?

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by JBaymore » Sep 3rd, '12, 12:10

Poohblah wrote:Jay, any reason why your blue cup reads 壽司 (sushi)?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sushi-Teacup-Ja ... 35bf838f99

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by jayinhk » Sep 4th, '12, 09:25

Wow, two of my friends swore the first character was 'long life' in Chinese. I did buy it at a Japanese discount store that happens to have a branch here, so it is made for the Japanese market. I guess it's meant for drinking green tea with your sushi. :lol:

Just checked out the eBay link..thanks for sharing guys! Can't believe the guy's charging $10 for it, but I guess he has to make a profit.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by the_economist » Sep 4th, '12, 14:17

It is indeed the character for long life, they didn't lie.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by jayinhk » Sep 5th, '12, 01:38

the_economist wrote:It is indeed the character for long life, they didn't lie.
Interesting. I may have to pick some sushi up for dinner later!

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Saladin » Sep 11th, '12, 16:36

Got a new Mashiko yunomi in the mail today. :)
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Saladin » Sep 11th, '12, 18:42

Here is a slightly better picture of the cup with its identical twin cousin. I dig the feet.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by JBaymore » Sep 11th, '12, 20:24

Nice score, Saladin. :wink:

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by edkrueger » Sep 13th, '12, 19:53

jayinhk wrote:I guess it's meant for drinking green tea with your sushi. :lol:
Yep. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konacha

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Poohblah » Sep 13th, '12, 22:22

edkrueger wrote:
jayinhk wrote:I guess it's meant for drinking green tea with your sushi. :lol:
Yep. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konacha
so that's the tea that I had when I went to conveyor belt sushi joints in Japan.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Saladin » Sep 18th, '12, 15:03

These are a pair of my own creation pulled from a kiln this summer. The left one is covered with two ash glazes, while the right one is basically covered with feldspar and clay. It curiously pulled up at the edges over the slip which it has never done.. Still, I'm super-pleased even if it's a bit too delicate to sell comfortably. :D
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Geekgirl » Sep 18th, '12, 23:35

Those are very beautiful.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by debunix » Sep 19th, '12, 00:52

Nice!

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Saladin » Sep 19th, '12, 13:09

Thanks for the kind words! I took a three year break from pottery so it's great to be back in the studio.

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