This tsutsu-gata Tokoname-yaki yunomi (teacup) features a wonderful black and grey marbled nerikomi clay pattern and a white inner-glaze.
The marbled effect is produced through the nerikomi technique, which involves layering different coloured clay.
Tokoname-yaki (常滑焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that traditionally comes from Tokoname in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The site of one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, pottery has been made in Tokoname since the 12th century.
Today, Tokoname ware is known for its iconic brick-red clay called shudei. Famously used in teaware and bonsai pots, this clay’s vibrant colour comes from its rich iron content. Tea steeped in unglazed Tokoname teapots is said to have a mellower taste.
5.8cm (2.3in) - width
8cm (3.1in) - height
140ml - capacity
Condition: Very good
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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