Japanese Dragonware Teacup

I hate it when a little research verifies that an item falls into souvenir status rather than art. I can never look at the item in quite the same way—proving that a degree of ignorance really can be bliss at times. Anyway, one such item was the geisha lithophane teacup that I looked at in … Continue reading Japanese Dragonware Teacup

Japanese Lithophane Teacups

At a yard sale decades ago, I picked up what I considered a rather exquisite tea set that had been made in Japan. I have now discovered that I evidently was the intended buyer, or at least someone like me, someone who is not Japanese. Having identified the set as hand-painted porcelain Satsuma ware, I … Continue reading Japanese Lithophane Teacups