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Somayaki Double Wall Tea Cups Made in Japan Cut-out Hearts, Crackle Glaze, Galloping Horse Motif Vintage 1940s, Set of 3


Listing is for a set of 3

Somayaki or “Soma Ware” tea cups. The Double Wall cups with cut-out hearts and a stunning green crackle glaze, were made in the Fukushima area of Japan. The Somayaki cups are 3.25” in diameter and have gold trim.

All three cups are in reasonable condition: no cracks or chips. However, because of their age, some of the gold has worn off.

Somayaki is a style of pottery that started over 300 years ago in Fukushima, Northern Japan, on the island of Honshu. (You may remember the March, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, resulting in the subsequent disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power facility).

The Somayaki pottery has a number of unique features:

• The double wall, or multiple layer construction. This design helps to insulate the pottery’s contents and keeps hot liquids hot, while the outer layer remains cool to touch.
• The use of a green crackle glaze.
• The galloping horse motif.
• The heart-shaped cut outs that symbolize the feet of the wading birds.

Availability: 1 in stock

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 in
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