Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Modern + Contemporary Art, Design & Luxury

Sat, Apr 23, 2022 12:00PM EDT
Lot 231

Kutani, Japan Lithophane Dragon Tea Set, 18 Pieces

Estimate: $150 - $175

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Kutani, possibly decorated by another company
Marking(s); notes: some marked "Made in Japan"
Country of origin; materials: Japan; painted and gilt lithophane china
Dimensions (H, W, D): teapot: 6.25"h, 8.25"w, 4.25"w; 2"h, 4.75"w, 3.75"d; sugar: 5"h, 6.5"w, 4"d; creamer: 3.5"h, 4.5"w, 3"d; plates: 7.25"dia, 0.75"d; saucers: 5.5"dia, 0.75"d
Additional Information: Dragon-motif tea set is comprised of teapot, five plates, four tea cups, six saucers, creamer and sugar with a geisha in the bottom of each cup.

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very good, small chip to foot of teapot, spot of roughness to foot of creamer, minor chip to one plate, a few pieces with minor scuffing to gilt finish, wear consistent with age and light use

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