Cup and Saucer

Fukagawa Yeizaemon, Japanese, 1833 - 1889

Made in Hizen (present-day Saga Prefecture), Japan, Asia

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Late 19th century

Glazed porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamel decoration (Arita ware)

Cup: 2 x 3 7/8 inches (5.1 x 9.8 cm) Saucer: 1 x 5 1/16 inches (2.5 x 12.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897

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These pieces are unusual because they retain the original paper label of their manufacturer and exhibitor at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876, "Koransha." Koransha was a firm established in 1875 by Fukagawa. He later became president of the company in partnership with Fukami Suminosuke and Tsuji Katsuzo, porcelain manufacturers of Arita wares, and Tezuka Kamenosuke.