Suisho bori seigaiha (seikaiha) teapot and cup set

A very unusual teaset (1x teapot and 5 x teacups) from Hasami, Nagasaki prefecture. The small holes around the sides are individually punched out by hand to create a lacy pattern and then filled in with "secret crystal", a material whose exact properties are known only to the craftsmen of the kiln! When held up to the light, the holes sparkle, adding a lovely translucent quality to the white porcelain which is further offset by bands of sometsuke wave patterns. Exquisite craftsmanship! A great way to enjoy the visual effect of the green tea in the cup as well as savoring the taste!
Comes in a wooden gift box.
Handcraftedin Hasami(next to Arita town), Japan by Tanshin kiln.
Approx.size: teapot length (incl. spout and handle) 6.8″(17.5cm), height 2.8″(7.3cm),
volume (up to the rim) 10.1oz (300ml)

Approx. Size: cup diameter 3.2"(8.3cm), height 2.1"(5.5cm).
volume 4 oz (120ml)

US$490.00 (Shipping charges not included) SOLD
*The price of just the kyusu is US$163.00