Lusterware Japanese Lustre Cherry Blossom Bird Plates Mustard Jar
Here are 3 vintage pieces of Japanese lustreware with a cherry blossom theme.
2 desert size plates (7.25") - Deep purple-blue lustrous background has a beautiful cherry tree branch with 3 blossoms and flower buds, and a flying yellow bird all hand painted in a thick glaze with raised texture. You can feel the painting! Red underglaze stamp mark with elephant's head logo and Made in Japan. One plate is lighter blue than the other. It has a small spot where the blue is worn to the left side of the branch. There are light lines (color loss) and other signs of use on the surface which show up more in some lights than others. There are no chips, cracks or repairs. They have a great aesthetic quality... very stylized. They are beauties!
Lidded jar with side lugs and wrapped rattan or bamboo handle is lustrous blue and tan striped on sides with cherry blossoms on the lid. The jar has 4 little petal-like ears at the rim. The mark is a T with leaf wreath logo in red underglaze stamp on base. Slight wear to gold lustre spot on lid handle. There are dark dots at the inside rim which come from specks of iron in the clay body. This occurred during the manufacturing and won't hurt anything. 4" diameter x 1.75" high; 4-1/8" high to top of handle. In very good condition.
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