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These Vintage Japanese Porcelain Plum Blossom Teacups each feature a green and yellow bird, or mejiro, perched on black and teal branches of hand painted gold, yellow and red plum blossoms. YY Japanese porcelain was made in Japan for Hawaii's Yonemoto Store, then often shipped to Hong Kong for hand decoration of details. These teacups are c 1950.

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.

Each teacup is about 2.875"/7.30cm across, and just under 2"/5.08cm. They're sold as a set of two. The teacups are in good condition, with small areas of wear consistent with age in floral details, and a few pinhead-sized marks from the glazing and firing process on the interiors. The teacup bottoms, though scrubbed and cleaned, show a few areas of slight discoloration.

We pack all items with care in recycled wrappings and ship USPS Flat Rate Priority or Parcel Post. 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.

For a matching plum blossom items see: https://www.etsy.com/listing/96957484/vintage-japanese-soup-tureen-yy-made-in?ref=shop_home_active

See other items in my shop from Asia: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheOtherLifeVintage?section_id=11994819

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Vintage Japanese Teacups, Plum Blossom Porcelain YY Made in Japan


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: Japanese porcelain, hand painted
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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