Kirigome Ware Bicolor Enamel Cup


A Kirikomi ware bicolour enamel decoration cup made in the late Edo period. It has a thin body made of semi-porcelain clay and shows a striking contrast between navy blue and turquoise.

Kirigome ware is a type of ceramic produced in the Kirigome district of Kami-cho, Miyagi Prefecture, which introduced the techniques from Imari ware. It is believed to have been in operation from the beginning of the 19th century to the end of the Edo period (1860s), producing daily ware for the commoners and gifts to the Date feudal clan. This piece is an example of the Sansai (three-colour) technique that Kirigome ware specialised in, and the glazing, which differs from the usual splashing technique, is fascinating.

There are no noticeable defects other than minor chips on the base. Comes with a storage box.

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