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Vintage ASIAN CERAMIC Trinket BOX Soba CUP SAUCER
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Vintage ASIAN CERAMIC Trinket BOX Soba CUP SAUCER

Regular price $126.00





Vintage ASIAN CERAMIC Trinket BOX Soba CUP SAUCER

A lot of three pieces of exquisite Asian ceramics work. Includes a soba cup, decorative saucer, and stacking trinket box.

This lot of fine Asian ceramic pieces are hand painted and feature detailed artwork on their sides and tops. Depictions include life in medieval Japan, wildlife, and decorative patterns.

Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It is synonymous with a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat flour, and in Japan can refer to any thin noodle (in contrast to thick wheat noodles, known as udon). Soba noodles are served either chilled with a dipping sauce, or in hot broth as a noodle soup. This particular soba cup was made during the Taisho period (1912 to 1926) from the Bizan area. Like many traditional soba cups were hand painted in brilliant motifs. This one is no exception.

The trinket box comes in three ceramic pieces. Each one is a hand painted decoration that stacks up to create a floral design on the sides, while the top depicts daily life in feudal Japan.

The saucer has very intricate shapes and designs done on a red and black pattern over white. It has scalloped edges and a brilliant center decoration.

The soba cup measures 3 1/2 inches in diameter, and is 2 3/4 inches high. The saucer has a diameter of 5 1/2 inches, while the trinket box has a diameter of 4 inches and stands 3 12/ inches tall. Total weight for the lot is 1 1/2 pounds.

All three of these pieces are in very good condition. The soba cup has some crazing, probably from hot noodles, but is free of chips and cracks. The saucer could use a good cleaning, but has no chips, cracks, or crazing. Finally, the trinket box pieces stack seamlessly atop one another, though the base piece has some chipping on its inner lip, though this does nothing to ruin the appearance of the item.

For the price, this lot would make great decorations for anyone's den, kitchen, or restaurant.

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Item Dimensions

Height Width Depth Diameter Weight

 

1 1/2 lb.


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