Japanese tea cups?

Feb 26, 2021. 03:23 UTC
Japanese tea cups?
Sharon
United States of America

Category
Japanese art

Acquired from
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For sale
Maybe
Description

Japanese tea cups? 3" H x 3" diameter, inside depth 2.5". Set of 6.

Provenance

Unknown

Answered within 6 days
Mar 03, 17:11 UTC
By Leah I.

Fair Market Value

$10 - $20 USD

Insurance Value

$30 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto. This is a Japanese somayaki cup. Somayaki is also called soma ware, obori ware, or obori soma ware. This kind of pottery features a crackle glaze and green hues, and a distinctive double later with cut-outs. Many artists paint golden horses on the pieces. This is because “ma” in “soma” means horse. There are several different companies that produce this kind of porcelain. It began to be made in the 1600s, and regained popularity in the last quarter of the 20th century. Soma ware like yours is still being produced.
A single somayaki tea cup’s Fair Market Value, based on auction sales, is between $10 and $20.

Soma ware info
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Cboris%C5%8Dma_ware

Article about soma ware
https://www.staradvertiser.com/sponsored-content/unique-somayaki-pottery-makes-comeback-hawaii/

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