As an introduction to this pottery technique, bento boxes which are made from thinly shaved perfectly straight wood are held together with pegs or fashioned joints. This Sake cup simulates this age old construction with the thin pottery pieces overlapping and held together with buttons/dowels representing the joint, or union of the two sides, (see image of the bento box inspiration). The foot is wonderfully fashioned to celebrate the piece having a warm grey color graze. Condition: Excellent. Incised Impression on the bottom. Dimensions: 2-1/8”dia. x 2-1/8”h.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection