Work of master craftsmen of the highest order. Needs to be seen close up and handled to be fully appreciated as the photographs really do not do the set justice. Most Japanese teapots tend to be of the Kyusu or Tetsubin types and styles.This set is different to both. Very rare indeed in this condition. Hallmarked in gold at the base of every item. Highly detailed and beautifully and expertly individually hand painted and 24ct gold embellished throughout.
Pottery and porcelain is one of the oldest Japanese crafts and art forms, dating back to the Neolithic period. Kilns have produced earthenware, pottery, stoneware, glazed pottery, glazed stoneware, porcelain, and blue-and-white ware. Japan has an exceptionally long and successful history of ceramic production. Earthenwares were created as early as the Jomon period (10,500-300 BC), giving Japan one of the oldest ceramic traditions in the world.
Japan is further distinguished by the unusual esteem that ceramics holds within its artistic tradition, owing to the enduring popularity of the tea ceremony. Japan's Mount Fuji near Tokyo is considered one of Japan's three sacred mountains, and is the subject of numerous works of art. In Shinto mythology is one of the two gods born from a reed that arose from the soil when the earth was chaotic. According to the Nihon Shoki, Konohanasakuya-hime, wife of Ninigi, is the goddess of Mount Fuji, where Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha is dedicated for her. In ancient times the mountain was worshipped from afar.
There are some for example in the Shito sects who to this day believe by climbing the mountain they would be reborn, purified and able to find happiness. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Other Japanese".The seller is "santoor-uk" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.