Cart 0


Regular price $126.00


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.

Check out the HUGE selection of items in our eBay store, just click here!


Item Dimensions

Height Width Depth Diameter Weight


1 1/2 lb.


US Buyers

Most of our items are shipped via FedEx Ground

Depending on your location, or if specified in the shipping details above, we may use USPS (US Postal Service). Please let us know if you have a preference, when you make your payment.

In most cases, we will require shipping to a physical address, as FedEx will not deliver to P.O. Boxes

International Buyers

If the shipping cost is not specified in the shipping details above, please contact us before the listing ends and wait for an invoice with the correct shipping costs.

Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping costs. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up. Do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. Thanks!

Click here to visit our eBay Store!

Looking for more great Antiques?
Click here to visit our eBay Store!

Pick up your item in person if you'd like!
We welcome anyone to pick up their items from our Southern California Showroom to save shipping costs, and to give you a chance to browse our store, of course! We are located HERE (click for map) and we're open 9 - 5:30 every day.

If you have any questions regarding this or any of our other items, please feel free to send us a question!
Scroll down towards the bottom of this listing to find the "Ask a Question" link. It is under "Questions and answers about this item" on the left hand side.

We pride ourselves on our expert packing and shipping and have had years of experience shipping delicate items. However, in the unlikely event of damage during shipment, immediately contact us with a description and corresponding photos of the damage. We must file a claim and have the item returned to us within 10 business days. Thanks for understanding. Be sure to contact us if you any questions.

Studio Antiques has been supplying Southern California traders, retailers & consumers, with great pride since 1985. We are direct importers of European furniture and collectibles. We have thousands of interesting and unusual items at great prices!
Click here to view our ABOUT ME page

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit cards as well as payment via PayPal. Payment must be received within 7 days of close of listing. If refunds are made, shipping will not be included in the refunded amount.

Powered by eBay Turbo Lister
The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

Share this Product

More from this collection