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Saucers with Matching Shells

Saucers with Matching Shells


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Seifū Yohei III 三代清風与平

(Japanese, 1851–1914)

Set of five saucers; porcelain with molded designs and green crackled glaze

Height (each): 3 cm (1 3/16 in.); width (each): 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); depth (each): 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Gift of James and Christine Heusinger 2022.188


Seifū Yohei III called this glaze “water color.” The saucers are meant to look like matched halves of clam shells in reference to a once popular game.

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