Beautiful and dramatic, vintage hand-painted and signed "Kutani", Asian~Oriental, Dragon Ware ~ 13-piece tea set with moriage. Smoke and dove-grey, hand-painting ~ raised-relief with moriage fierce dragons, that wrap around each piece of the set. Royal-blue swirl accents further enhance each piece.
This thirteen (13) piece set includes the following: (1) tall teapot and lid, creamer, sugar bowl and lid, (4) demi-cups, and (4) saucers. Heavy gold-gilding trim on handles and finials as well.
Measurements are as follows... teapot with lid (8" x 7") ... creamer (4" x 4") ... sugar bowl w/lid (5" x 4 3/4")... demi-cups (3" x 2 1/4) and saucers (4 3/4"). With "Kutani (& trademark) Hand-Painted Japan" backstamps.
Set appears to have never been used (clean interiors, no chips, cracks) ~ but does have a few small/fine rubs (to the hand-painting) on some edges ~ commiserate with age and storage.
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