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Kawada Satomi Kutani Tea Cup

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A riot of spring flowers in minute detail covers this dainty tea cup by Kawada Satomi enclosed in the original wooden box titled Hanazukushi-wan, and signed Kutani Satomi. The cup is 7.5 cm (3 inches) diameter, 6.5 cm (2-1/2 inches) tall and is in excellent condition. There are two types of Kutani overglazes, one like watercolor, opaque and vivid, the other like translucent glass. During the Meiji period when massive western demand brought about a thriving export market, the former was popular. However, in the later 20th century and more recently artists have been drawn to the latter. Like her mentor Nakamura Toshito, Kawada Satomi picks up where the Meiji tradition left off, but with a much more modern sensibility. Her work is delicate, extravagant, and peppered with unusual tones of blue and lavender. She graduated the Nagoya Design Institute in 1998, working as an illustrator. She enrolled at the Ishikawa Prefectural Kutani Research Facility, graduating in 2005, and entered the Nihon Kogeikai and followed with an apprenticeship under Nakamura Toshito. She was designated a Traditional Craftsperson in 2017.