Satsuma ware is made in Kagoshima Prefecture of Japan, it started end of 16 century.
About 150 years ago SATSUMA ware popular in Europe and exported to many countries.
Orthodox Satsuma ware have White Satsuma and Black Satsuma.
These Mug Cup have essence of the both.
White Satsuma’s cracks (crazes) on the body and Black Satsuma's glazing on the handle.
You can enjoy traditional art of Satsuma ware and modern stylish design with this item.
Crazes are colored. Lampblack of burnt pine or rapeseed oil for black, and Indian red is used for pink.
Outer body has attractive vertical random shaving lines . This was made with 3 different size of tool (like chisel). The body was much thicker originally, it become right size by being shaved when the lines are made. Very tasteful cups.