Museum Quality Japanese Satsuma Cup & Saucer, Signed Shoko Takebe, Meiji Period
This cup and saucer is signed on the saucer by the artist and includes the name of Thomas B. Blow in katakana script above the artist's seal signature (see photo 7). Blow was an English dealer who lived in Japan from 1906 to 1914, and who commissioned works from Shoko Takebe. The saucer measures 4 1/4 inches in diameter, while the cup is 1 5/8 inches high and 2 1/2 inches at its widest point, including the handle. Both the cup and saucer are in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or restoration.
There is some typical brown age discoloration to both pieces (especially noticeable in the interior of the cup and the back of the saucer), but this does not affect the beauty of the incredibly intricate decoration and the marvelous quality of the work. The item "Museum Quality Japanese Satsuma Cup & Saucer, Signed Shoko Takebe, Meiji Period" is in sale since Saturday, March 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Glasses & Cups". The seller is "signednumbered" and is located in Georgetown, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery
- Age: 1900-1940
- Type: Glasses & Cups
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Color: Multi-Color
- Maker: Shoko Takebe