From Japan’s Showa period (1929-1989) this is an exceptionally beautiful polychrome Satsuma condiment set, comprising of 5 Japanese porcelain bowls, including Japanese handmade wood box.
Entirely hand-enameled raised decoration.
Over glaze Satsuma decoration.
Cherry blossoms (sakura).
Ume (plum) blossoms.
Japanese maple-tree leaves.
Original, wood artisan’s box.
Each bowl measures 3 1/2” in diameter (9 cm).
Mint condition. No cracks, chips, not crazed. This set is a Japanese specialty. It is an investment you will never regret. Authentic sets such as this one are quite rare to find in the U.S.
Important note: The set was purchased in Japan where dinnerware, tea or coffee sets always come in 5 which is a lucky number in Japan, unlike 4 which brings bad luck. The set is sold in its original box.
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