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Sake Cups with Auspicious Flora

Sake Cups with Auspicious Flora

c. 1860–78

Part of a set. See all set records

Seifū Yohei II 二代清風与平

(Japanese, 1844–1878)

Pair of sake cups; porcelain with underglaze blue

Height (each): 3 cm (1 3/16 in.); diameter (each): 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Gift of James and Christine Heusinger 2022.145


Seifū Yohei II excelled as a painter, as evidenced by his floral and landscape designs. His works were selected as the best among Kyoto ceramics shown to jurists from Europe and the US, thus paving the way for international recognition of the studio in the late 1800s.

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