Eggplant Imari choko
A nice cup (choko) with an under-glaze cobalt blue (sometsuke) design of an eggplant. In Japan the nasu (eggplant) is an auspicious product of the farm, like hyotan (Japanese gourd), turnip or daikon (Japanese radish). Perfect for drinking tea, coffee or even sake!
Late Edo period (1800-1840)
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