At Consignments on Park, we take great pleasure in showcasing exquisite, unique, and historical treasures that come our way. Today, we're thrilled to present a mesmerizing piece of Japanese artistry that has captured our imagination - a Satsuma Moriage Dragonware Tea Set with a hidden secret. In this post, we'll explore the fascinating history of Satsuma pottery and Moriage Dragonware, revealing the captivating details that make this particular tea set a collector's dream.
Originating in the late 16th century in the Satsuma region of Japan, Satsuma pottery is celebrated for its elegance and intricate designs. Known for their detailed hand-painted motifs, gold accents, and vibrant colors, Satsuma ceramics have become synonymous with high-quality craftsmanship.
Moriage Dragonware is a subcategory of Satsuma pottery, characterized by the application of raised enamel or clay slip, which adds a three-dimensional aspect to the designs. This technique gives Moriage Dragonware pieces an additional layer of texture and depth, making them particularly appealing to collectors.
The Satsuma Moriage Dragonware Tea Set at Consignments on Park features a breathtaking teapot adorned with a vibrant, hand-painted dragon design, symbolizing power and good fortune in Japanese culture. The raised enamel technique adds a sense of depth and texture to the dragon motif, making it truly stand out. The set also includes matching tea cups and saucers, each embellished with complementary dragon designs, gold accents, and other traditional Japanese patterns.
What sets this particular Satsuma Moriage Dragonware Tea Set apart from others is the captivating Geisha lithophane nestled at the bottom of each tea cup. A lithophane is a translucent porcelain artwork that reveals itself when backlit by a light source. As you savor the last drops of your tea, you'll discover the enchanting image of a Geisha woman, adding an element of surprise and delight to your tea-drinking experience.
The unique combination of Moriage Dragonware, gold accents, and Geisha lithophane suggests that this tea set may date back to the late 19th or early 20th century. The intricate craftsmanship and distinctive features make it a remarkable find for collectors of Japanese ceramics and tea enthusiasts alike.
At Consignments on Park, we are constantly on the hunt for extraordinary pieces like this Satsuma Moriage Dragonware Tea Set. If you have items with intriguing stories or intricate designs, we encourage you to send us an email with pictures of your items. Our team of experts will help you showcase your treasures and connect them with buyers who will appreciate them as much as you do.
The Satsuma Moriage Dragonware Tea Set with Geisha lithophane is a beautiful testament to the artistry and cultural heritage of Japanese pottery. We are honored to feature this stunning set in our collection and invite you to visit Consignments on Park to admire its intricate details in person. You never know, you might just discover a hidden gem of your own!