Cinnabar Arita Porcelain Sake Cup by Shinemon Kiln
The cup comes with wooden box.
- Sake cup measures H: 1.75" Diameter: 2.5"
- Made in Japan
At the Shinemon Kiln out goal is to perfectly recreate the color of the natural mineral cinnabar, also known as mercury sulphide. This unique color is created when the copper in the glaze meets the intense heat of the kiln. Heat alone however is not enough, the color is achieved by leaving the piece in the kiln for the correct number of hours at a kiln that maintains the proper 1,300 degree centigrade temperatures. In the Ming Dynasty of China cinnabar tinted goods were appreciated for their gemstone like beauty. Cinnabar can be many shades of red, from a pale nearly pink read through a deep ruby red. This deep gemstone red is the color we produce through careful selection of materials and processes.
Arita porcelain is the name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita. Arita Porcelain roots date back to 1616 when Sanpei Lee discovered porcelain stones in the Arita region and began production of the first Arita porcelain pieces. They were exported to Europe extensively between the second half of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th century. The craftsmanship, production, drawing techniques, and unique designs with 400 years of history, continues to make Arita porcelain number one in Japan.