Handpainted Uzuuchi Aochibu 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 gold flora on a finely detailed aochibu (blue raised dots) background. The tiny dots have been drawn in spiralling circles using a technique known as "uzuuchi"( whirlpool dots) and they draw the eye inwards, giving the design added depth and emphasizing the gold pattern to great effect.
The exact color is rather difficult to produce accurately. The dots are deep blue-green on a dark grey background. There are also tiny cherry blossom petal designs on the gold interior.
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 5.9 cm / 2.3", height 5 cm / 1.9"
Approx. volume 70 ml / 2.3 oz
US$435.00 (Shipping charges not included)