Monday, June 22, 2015

Going Topless-It is not what you think!

I come upon many tops, and I come across many things with missing tops. The sad part is they do not match. I have found that a grouping of tops can make a lovely display. Here are some of mine. They are from different time periods and a couple may be Chinese.











Thursday, June 18, 2015

Seyei China (セーエー陶器) Porcelain of Aichi Prefecture

Seyei Fine China is made in Seto City, Aichi Prefecture JAPAN. The Seto area produces much of the tableware for JAPAN, in fact the Japanese sometimes refer to tableware as Setomono, or things from Seto.

This lovely display plate has the work of Saneatsu Mushanokoji. He was a poet, painter and novelist who lived from 1885-1976. This plate is considered "Showa Retro" so was probably made in 1960's or 1970's. The translated poem goes:

                                                     "From this road
                                              There is no road I can go
                                                      I walk this road"

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Seyei Nagoya

Monday, June 15, 2015

HASHIOKI (chop stick rests)

HASHIOKI are chopstick rests. They make a table setting a bit more formal. They come in all shapes and sizes. They can be made plain, ornate or fanciful. They can be made in ceramic, lacquer, wood or washi paper.


                    
               Top: Five little roosters
           Bottom:  The always popular "Maneki neko" is portrayed here as peas in a pod.
                I love this set. It is fanciful.


                       
         
                                    These are Koda YAKI by the Agano Kiln.