Handpainted Aochibu Grape pattern guinomi by Kingyoku III

A very ornate sake cup in characteristic Kutani style. The interior is painted gold and the outer surface boasts a sumptuous raised design of golden grapes and leaves on a finely detailed aochibu (blue raised dots) background. The exact color is rather difficult to produce accurately. The dots are deep blue-green on a dark grey background.
Handcrafted in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan by Nakada Kingyoku. He is a Master craftsman recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the recipient of many prizes.
Approx size: diameter 5.3 cm / 2", height 4.3 cm / 1.6"
Approx. volume 55 ml / 1.8 oz
US$395.00 (Shipping charges not included)