Cup and Saucer
Fukagawa Yeizaemon, Japanese, 1833 - 1889
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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.