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Tea cup

  • Place of origin:

    Kyoto (made)

  • Date:

    about 1979 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue with gilding.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tea cup, glazed all over except for the foot and the rim. The rim is finished in a dull gold-coloured material.
Decoration: Net design overall

[Box: Inscribed wood box (in Japanese) 'Net pattern tea set made by Zuiko of Kyoto'.]

Place of Origin

Kyoto (made)


about 1979 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue with gilding.

Marks and inscriptions

Mark 'Zuiko' in undergalze blue on base


Height: 4.8 cm, Width: 8.5 cm

Object history note

From a tea set of a teapot and five cups, FE.69 to F-1981.

Descriptive line

Tea cup, from a tea set of a pot and five cups, porcelain painted in underglaze blue with gilding; Japan (Kyoto), about 1979

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Japan Style handlist F26.

Labels and date

Teapot and two cups
Porcelain with decoration in underglaze blue Kyoto, Zuikô ware
JAPANESE; c.1979
FE.69 to c-1981 [as at 2005]

Production Note

Factory: Kiyomizu ?


Porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Gilding; Glazed


Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Drinking


East Asia Collection

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