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Post by Davee on March 17th 2019, 4:12 pm

Would this be a sake cup rather than a teabowl as it's only about 2.5" across. As far as I am aware it's Japanese and probably contemporary. The bowl/cup has 3 dimples, are these decorative or are they for practical reasons? There is an incised mark but with extremely limited knowledge of Japanese ceramics I'm stumped.

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Post by NaomiM on March 17th 2019, 4:13 pm

Yes, Japanese sake cup or guinomi. Ash glaze. Almost certainly contemporary. Dimples for ease of holding it. I’m afraid I don’t know the mark

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Post by studio-pots on March 20th 2019, 5:21 pm

Incised marks such as that are almost impossible to ID, unless you come across something similar with a signed box.

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