Yabu Meizan, 19th Century Japanese Cup & Saucer, Satsuma Ceramics, Red Maple Leaves, Gold Leaf

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Yabu Meizan was considered to be one of the greatest ceramic artists of Japan during the 19th-20th century. He was born in Osaka in 1853 and studied painting techniques on ceramics in Tokyo. He returned to Osaka and established his workshop in 1880.

He created a new form of intricate artwork characterised by detailed landscapes and decorative motifs. The early artworks were so detailed that one would need the aide of a magnification glass to appreciate the fine miniature paintwork. During the 20th century, he adapted his work to appeal to a wider audience through simplification of designs in keeping with the fashion of the period, maintaining the attention to detail throughout.

Meizan’s recurring motif of freely-drawn maple leaves lifts the modest shape of this teacup. The delicate gilding that weaves around the autumnal leaves contrast to the fine simplicity of the satsuma’s creamy white hue.


Dimensions: Cup – 9.7 x 7.5 x 5.7; Saucer – 12.3 x 12.3 x 2 (cm)

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 12.3 × 12.3 × 5.7 cm
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