Tea cup?

by Jenna
(Long branch, NJ)

Another interesting piece I have no idea about... Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance,

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Nov 18, 2011
by: peter

Hi Jenna,
This is likely Japanese. Shapes like this were almost non-existent in Chinese antique porcelain, but it would be normal for Japanese ceramics.

Nov 18, 2011
by: Jenna

Hi peter,
there is no lid on it. It is on of my clients whos family had a rather large collection of Chinese porcelain, this is what is left. Along with the storage jars i have posted above and some other ginger jars i have not posted on here.

Nov 10, 2011
green glazed pottery jar
by: peter

This is no cup. Cups never have this type of top rim.
Depending on its size it is likely a lidded jar or censer. Was the black lid there when you bought it? Looks like a typical black lacquered lid made in Japan. They frequently use these for items with no/missing lid.
The shape itself also does not look Chinese, but could be Japanese, if it is a traditional/antique item.

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