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Fine Japanese Pair Tea Cups by Kuze Kyuho, Hakeme Finish
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Fine Japanese Pair Tea Cups by Kuze Kyuho, Hakeme Finish

The size of Tea Cup: 3 1/8" Dia x 2 1/4" High. The pair of Japanese Hakeme Tea Cups by 1st Kuze Kyuho (1874-1947). It is finely made with brownish earthen clay. It has finish of Hakeme, white brush stroke work glazing. The Tea cup is made finely finish. Each cup bear the Kyuho's round chop seal on the wide of Kodai (foot rim). Each cup has Japanese Kanji writing of "Konnichi An" which is name of Urasenke's Tea Room which was built by Sen Sotan (1578-1658). Right side cup has more clearly readable Kanji writing of Konnichi An. Left cup's three letter are smeared with glazing but it has same three kanji letters written. These tea cups were made for Konnichi An special made by Kuze Kyuho. The cups came with wooden box. Please note this wooden box is modern one and not made for cups originally. The condition of cups are excellent, no chip, no crack and no hairline other than fine crackle glazing. Dating of these cups from 1920-1930's. Kuze Kyuho is well connected with Urasenke as his biography showing below. He received his Go name from En Nosai.

Kuze Kyuho 1st (1874-1947)
He was born as the son of Ninkei, priest of late Bakumatsu Edo. His real name was Hikogoro. His go name was Ninyoku. He started potting career and made the friendship with Ota Rengetsu. Later En Nosai of Urasenke recognized HInyoku's talent, he received the go name of Kyuho. He passed on to his techniques to later Kyuho generation. He worked under En Nosai as well as Tantansai Shusho of Urasenke. He has created the traditional elegance of Kyoyaki style, and Awata-yaki. He was good at Iroe as well as the Ninsei copy.
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