This elegant teacup with a pattern of carved lines is made in the Oribe and Kiseto pottery styles.
Furuta Oribe (1543-1615) was the second tea master of the famous Rikyo School of the Japanese tea ceremony, founded in the 16th century. The traditional green pottery of the Mino kilns of Gifu is known as Oribe in his honor. A dark green copper glaze and a spontaneous style of underglaze brushwork are characteristic of Oribe tea ware.
Kiseto teaware has a characteristic yellow glaze, a style descended from an ash glaze developed in the 16th century.
Capacity: 6 ounces
Dimensions: 2-1/2" diameter x 3-1/4" high