PINE NEEDLE TEACUP
A beautiful teacup with a deep forest green pine needle motif on the outside and inside of the cup. The rim of the cup has a thin brown line that accents the white and green perfectly.
Origin: Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Capacity: 90 ml / 3 oz (filled to 80%)
Dimensions: H: 6 cm, ø: 7.5 cm (2.5" x 3")
Mino ware (Mino yaki in Japanese) refers to pottery made mainly in eastern Gifu Prefecture in the towns of Tajimi, Toki, Mizunami, and Kani. ... After World War II, some potters proved that momoyama-to ceramics were derived from the Mino area and resulted in an increase of Mino-ware artists.