Help identifying this Japanese tea cup?

lucieintheskyeSeptember 14, 2013

Hi everyone,

I'm new here, and relatively new to collecting china, porcelain, etc. I found this cup at a thrift store today for 25 cents (U.S.), and despite not knowing anything about it... well, it was 25 cents and so cute, so what'dya do? I've searched high and low via Google and Japanese porcelain sites dedicated to listing common markings, and I've gotten nowhere. The markings are slightly faded on the right side of the symbol, but it looks like it's a mirror image of the left side. It appears like it's something akin to two sideways pi symbols with a circular figure in the center... the photos are here:

Bottom of cup with markings:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/zjjx.jpg/

Side #1:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/198/fdw1.jpg/

Side #2:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/b3k2.jpg/

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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sylviatexas1

don't know what it is, but it's adorable!

You can put links into your posts.

Highlight the addy & go to "post a follow-up" & paste the addy in the top box, then put the name in the bottom box & preview & submit.

There may be a way to do more than one at a time, but I don't know how.

Here is a link that might be useful: Teacup

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 7:34PM
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colleenoz

Looks more like a creamer to me.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 9:34PM
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