Vintage Takito Japan Cup and Saucer with Cherry Blossoms, Geisha Girls and Asian Pastoral Scene circa 1921-1948
In the bamboo-shoot grove/ The nightingale/ Sings the years it knows. Basho
Spring is here! The cherry blossoms are blooming, the peonies are scenting the air, and the Geisha girls are circling the garden in their beautiful kimonos just as the Japanese lanterns bobble in the breeze.
Made of bone china by the Takito Company in Japan between 1921-1948. this vintage cup and saucer set is delicate, detailed, and beautifully decorated. Not quite on the same level as fine porcelain, this pair is a little more rudimentary in execution, but what it lacks in refinement it more than makes up for in color. Lovers of this beautiful setting will appreciate the gorgeous Japanese scene depicted on both the cup and the saucer and will not be quite as concerned with the precision and skill of the actual craftsmanship.
Offering an exotic glimpse of the Far East, cups and saucers with scenes just like this one were most popular around the 1930s, delighting both the imagination and the artistic eye as to the beauty that awaited in Asian gardens across the seas.
- Matching cup and saucer
- Stamped on bottom with the double TT Takito mark
- Colors include pumpkin, marigold, navy blue cerulean, raspberry, pale pink, spring green, emerald green and black
In lovely vintage condition. There are no chips or cracks. The cup contains one manufacturing flaw - an extra dap of clay on the interior wall - giving it a little bit of a lumpy appearance. This doesn't affect the use of the cup at all. It's just an example of the more rudimentary craftsmanship as explained above. There is a little bit of minor rub wear on the orange stripe sections around rim, handle and saucer edge as expected with age. Please see photos.
Cup measures 4" inches (diameter) x 2" inches (height). The saucer measures 5.5" inches (diameter). Together, this pair weighs 6.2 oz