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Nabeshima Sometsuke Sakuramon Soupcup soroe (鍋島染付桜文スープカップ揃)
This is the Nabeshima ware crafted by AOKI, Taeko (青木妙子).
She used the skill of Nabeshima sometuke underglaze in blue to paint the blue cheery blossoms design.
It is easy to hold.
Height : 7.8 cm
Diameter : 20.5 cm
AOKI received the prize from minister of Economy Trade and Industry as ceramics painter. It's said to be hard to paint with one blue color and she has attained to perfection of that.