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Made In Japan Porcelain Plum Blossom Teacup

This teacup features a golden bird perched on black branches of hand painted pink plum blossoms. It's very similar to the YY Made in Japan porcelain made for Hawaii's Yonemoto Store, then often shipped to Hong Kong for hand decoration of details. While this teacup doesn't have the YY Japan back mark on it, we suspect it might be a variant because of its similarity. The teacup is c 1960.

Plum blossoms (ume), like cherry blossoms, are welcome signs of Spring in Japan. The Girls' Day Festival uses sprays of plum blossoms to decorate homes and doll displays during the Hina Masturi in early March.

The teacup is about 2.5"/6.35 cm across. The teacup is in good condition, with small areas of wear consistent with age in floral details and along the gilt rim. The teacup bottom, though scrubbed and cleaned, show a few areas of slight discoloration. This listing is for ONE teacup.

We pack all items with care in recycled wrappings and ship USPS Flat Rate Insured. International orders ship USPS International First Class Insured. If final shipping charges are less than indicated, you'll receive a prompt refund of the difference.

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Vintage Porcelain Teacup Japanese Plum Blossom and Bird YY Made in Japan


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: Japan porcelain, white ceramic, hand painted gilt, black glaze, pink glaze, gold glaze
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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  • Favorited by: 53 people