Icons of a creative art long gone by.
From the Gifu Prefecture in the Chubu region of central Japan, this beautifully crafted, hand painted ornate teapot and creamer set of blue/lavender and peach lusterware glaze combines with raised enamel detail and gold hammer-like accents.
Red, green, and yellow leaves, accented by raised red and gold trim, white enameled dots and a intricately spaced gold dotted rims and spout band together before a mesmerizing metallic lusterware glaze for a distinct presentation. What an exceptional addition to any home decor collection.
Hand wash is recommended. Please, no microwave use. Only decorative use.
Origin: Gifu, Japan, c.1940-1952. Pre-owned
Dimensions: Teapot 9"W x 5 1/2"H
Creamer 5"W x 3"H
Condition: Very Good/ Good. There is questionable age wear to both teapot and creamer handles, lid finial and in spots around the opening and creamer rim. We wonder whether exposure of the yellow under glaze is actual to age or if it was an intentional move to blend the lid to the teapot by way of rubbing the gold rim at certain areas to blend toward the yellow teapot leaves by the edge. Please refer to the photos to come to your own conclusion.
The interior of the teapot has some light staining and three black spots from manufacturing, prior to the glazing phase. The white interior and underside glazing has drip marks. On the inside rim of the lid is a very thin fracture to the luster (not the porcelain). There is also a black spot on the inside of the creamer along with clay indentations (see last photos).
Despite these notations this is a very striking vintage set. The artwork is clean and bright and the luster glaze is shiny and well intact.