Shirotae - Silvered Porcelain - Demitasse Cup and Saucer
Starting in 1998, this cup was crafted by hand on the potter’s wheel by a Kiyomizu ware artisan. It started as a pure white coffee cup and saucer, made by an artisan who excels in the painting style of the Kyoto Kiyomizu wares. For us, they created a product without any paintings, covered simply with transparent glaze. Years later, when changing the size of the cup, we shifted production to a Nagasaki Hasami ware pottery. Eventually, we arrived at the current shape. From this simple coffee cup adorned with minute details, we developed a line-up that includes a teacup, demitasse cup, sugar pot and pitcher. Since production began in Kyoto, we have pursued a lasting design. In 2016, nearly 20 years later, this cup received the Good Design Award in Japan. It embodies the importance of continuous creation and lasting design. Hold it and you can feel the lightness and thinness of the porcelain, the subtleness of the handle and the daintiness of the rim. This line is available in two types: plain white porcelain and beaten silver, which gains a deeper elegance with the passage of time.
* Cups and saucers are sold separately.
Size Demitasse Cup: Width 58mm Depth 77mm Height 47mm (70ml)
Size Saucer: Width 116mm Depth 116mm Height 17mm
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ABOUT SILVERED PORCELAIN
These porcelains are made by the application of different types of overglaze, including silver. Enjoy the spectacle of the colors changing over time, a unique feature of silver
After each use, use mild detergent on a soft sponge to wash your dishes as you would with regular ceramics. Avoid using bleach or aggressive detergents, and do not wash them in the dishwasher. Please also avoid heating them in the microwave or the oven, as this may cause dark discoloration and sparks.
Sulfide reaction causes discoloration in silvered porcelain dishes when they are exposed to air. If darkening is noticeable, polish your dishes with silver polish paste or paste baking soda with water, and a soft cloth, to restore the original shine. For storage, place them in paper or cellophane to avoid exposure to air and prevent discoloration.
If you are concerned about discoloration, you can find some examples below of how to polish these wares. Keep in mind, however, that over-polishing will wear away the silver glaze layer and expose the underlying white porcelain material.
- Knead some baking soda with lukewarm water, apply to a soft cloth, and polish.
- Polish with commercially available cleaners and cloths for silver products (for jewelry and silverware).
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MATERIALS AND CARE - TABLEWARE
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*The price that is shown is the price excluding VAT. Therefore, you will have to pay VAT and import duty later. The tax amount, VAT rate, and duty rate vary from about 5% to 20%, depending on the country.
Payment of duties
Import VAT, and other taxes associated with the importation of the purchased product will be communicated to you by the courier at customs clearance via email or on your registered telephone number. Depending on where you live, you may have to pay at the time of delivery to your address.
Estimated delivery time
All products are order-made and carefully processed, assembled, and finished by our craftsmen in Japan.
Regarding the tableware and small products, we ship the goods from japan within 7 days if we have stocks. If there is no available stock, we will accordingly inform you the lead time of the production.
For large quantities we will contact you.
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