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Sake cup

Sake cup

  • Place of origin:

    Kyoto (made)

  • Date:

    about 1979 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Katsuno, Hirokuni, born 1933 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 23, shelf 5

Physical description

Sake up of circular section with slightly widening sides and everted lip. The base is deeply recessed. There are underglaze blue rings at the top and bottom of the side and also at the angle between the inside of the foot and the base.

Place of Origin

Kyoto (made)


about 1979 (made)


Katsuno, Hirokuni, born 1933 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

Mark 'Hiro' in underglaze blue on the base
short for Hirokuni


Height: 4.5 cm, Diameter: 3.5 cm base, Diameter: 3.9 cm mouth

Object history note

From a sake set of one bottle and two cups, FE.61 to B-1981.

Descriptive line

Sake cup, from a set of one bottle and two cups, porcelain painted in underglaze blue; designed by Katsuno Hirokuni, Koyto, Japan, Showa period, ca. 1979

Labels and date

Sake set
Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Mark: Hiro
Designed by Katsuno Hirokuni (1933-)
JAPANESE (Kyoto); c.1979
FE.62 to B-1981 [as at 2005]

Production Note

Artist: Katsuno Hirokuni (1933 - ), designer.
Biographical reference: See leaflet pasted in register entry for FE.61 to B-1981.




Blue and white


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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