Group of three Japanese ceramics including two sake bottles and one Arita sake cup with a wooden case. Each piece painted with Japanese characters. The cup has a signature along the underside. The wooden box is marked along one corner.Height ranges from 2/12 in to 10 1/2 in; diameter ranges from 2 in to 5 in.
All pieces did not show any sign of restoration when inspected under UV light. All pieces have wear to their foot rim and underside, consistent with their age and use.
The bottles are in generally good condition; no major cracks or indents. Both bottles have areas with firing flaws:
One of the bottles does not have any visible chips to its rim. It has crazing throughout. There are glazing flaws throughout; most noticeably near its neck, there is a 1 inch big glazing flaw that shows the stoneware under the glaze- however, it seems most likely to be original to the piece. There is one 1/4 inch big dent near one of the Japanese inscriptions. There is a major firing flaw on the inscription, which is approx. 2 1/2 inch big. There is discoloration on the inner side of the rim.
The other bottle also shows firing flaws throughout. There are multiple areas with glazing flaws, particularly near its foot rim. Crazing started to form in multiple areas in the piece, most noticeably in the mid part of the piece. There is a 1 inch dent by one of the Japanese characters, one 1/2 inch big dent near the foot rim, one 1/4 inch dent on another Japanese character, and one 3 inches long hairline crack in the mid part of the piece. There is one 1/2 inch big crack to the outer side of the rim. Thre is one 1/2 inch long chip to the inner side of the rim. As expected from its use, there is major discoloration inside.
The cup is in excellent condition; no visible chips, cracks, or dents. There is a light firing flaw that causes minor unevenness to the surface. Light wear to the box. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any condition questions.
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