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TAKIDAIRA Jiro. Kirie Yunomi (Arita-ware tea cup, 1979)





Asahi Shimbun Nichiyouban TAKIDAIRA Jiro Kirie Yori Asahi Shinbun 100 Nen Kinen Sometsuke Betsu-atsurae Arita-yaki Yunomi (Asahi Newspaper 100th-anniversary, specially-ordered blue and white porcelain Arita-ware tea cup, after the cut-paper illustration by Sunday Asahi News featured artist Jiro Takidaira). (1979).AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — Painted (stencil and brush by hand) porcelain (8.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm), pictorial thick paper box, leaflet.

Condition — VG (light wear to box; cup is as new).

Review — A pretty tea cup (Arita-ware) illustrated with TAKIDAIRA Jiro's kirie design, specially crafted in the famous Iwao Taizan kiln (HP [jp]/info [en]), for the 100th anniversary of The Asahi Shimbun newspaper (1st issue in 1879). Unused cup, as new.

Misc. — In the 1970s TAKIDAIRA had a popular column in Sunday Asahi News for which he made original kirie every week.




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