Antique 19thC Meiji Japanese Arita Imari Porcelain Black Ships Cup and Saucer

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller fancyendeavours (9,582) 100%, Location: Ontario, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372416722470 Antique 19thC Meiji Japanese Arita Imari Porcelain Black Ships Cup and Saucer Set Hello from FANCY ENDEAVOURS (previously savvy*spyglass*treasures)! I am happy you decided to view the wonderful things I am offering. Please do come back to my pages often because I am always on the hunt for more FANCY or not so FANCY products of past human endeavor to offer you! This is a gorgeous hand painted porcelain cup and saucer set from Japan in the early Meiji period. This pattern is called "Black Ships" after the arrival in Japan, Circa 1853, of four Western vessels from the United States by Commodore Matthew Perry named the Mississippi, the Plymouth, the Saratoga, and the Susquehanna. These large black ships emoted a military presence, which was helpful in Perry’s negotiating trade with Japan. Within five years, as a result of Commodore Perry’s established diplomatic relationship with Japanese Shogun officials, treaties were signed, allowing trade with the United States and Western countries, thereby breaking Japan’s centuries-old seclusion and the Dutch and Chinese trade monopoly. The Imari ware design of this cup and saucer (and a teapot offered in another sale) became known as “Black Ships”. Also known as “Gososen-de” which stylistically depicts the famous “Black Ships” with their sails unfurled, flags placed high on the masts and floating upon a choppy sea. The black ship motif is usually placed within a rondel, surrounded by a border of stylized flowers and emblems. This teapot also has Western figures painted above the background motif of flowers. This wonderful cup and saucer is highly detailed and intricately painted and accented in gold. A FANCY treasure you just got to HAVE for yourself or a loved one! Smile Condition: There is a small chip and a faint hairline running from that on the edge of the cup. There is some wear to the gold on the edges. These issues should not be considered detrimental to this wonderful item. The teacup and saucer displays beautifully and is a wonderful item with a sense of world trade history that is compelling. It is otherwise in excellent condition! Approximate Dimensions: Cup: 2 1/4" tall Saucer: 5 5/8" diameter Antique and Pre-OwnedCollectible Treasures - A Personally Satisfying, Environmentally Responsible,and Fiscally Smart Investment! I will gladly combine to save you on shipping if the items can be safely shipped together. If there's another sale you are interested in, please be assured I will do the best I can to save you money in shipping. Please email for a quote. Additional information: To International buyers: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up. Please do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. We do not mark merchandise values below the sold price or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. And: Please keep in mind, I mostly sell used items. Therefore, the item may have some minor signs of use I think are not worth mentioning. I will always mention, in my description above, anything major that I find whether it is damage or a manufacturing flaw. If you have specific questions in that regard, please ask! I will be happy to give you more detailed information. See my other listings for more great items! Payment is due within 5 days from close of this sale. Regarding returns: You are welcome to return your item for a full refund for any reason within two weeks of receipt. However, the shipping costs will be your responsibility unless the return is being made due to an error on my part. Thank you! For the most part, I use Priority and First Class Mail for lighter weight items and for items that may not require a box but can be shipped in an envelope. For heavier items, I will ship via UPS (if shipped within the continental US) or USPS Parcel Select. To save time, I estimate the size and weight of the packaged item and may estimate a little high. If the shipping and insurance cost you paid ends up being more than a rounding error, I do send refunds back to your Paypal account. If I underestimate, I do NOT request additional funds. My shipping days are typically Monday through Thursday not including holidays. Why "Fancy Endeavours"? The name "Fancy Endeavours" came to me as I searched for ways to convey my love for the art and products of human enterprise in a smaller, easy to remember title. From music, architecture, and paintings, to ceramics, jewelry, modes of transportation, clothing and accessories, to the little gadgets you see in "As Seen on TV" ads and everything in between; the things we create and have created in the past to make our lives easier and more beautiful are evidence of free human endeavor and a tangible connection to man's history of advancement. My previous eBay name "savvy*spyglass*treasures" was inspired by my U.S. Navy experience, love of all things nautical, and by the popularity of "Pirates of the Caribbean" Disneyland ride and the movies. In this name change to "fancyendeavours", I deliberately am using the British spelling version of "endeavor" as homage to the HMS Endeavour, flagship of Lord Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company, in the Pirates movies. It has become fashionable by some to be disdainful (envious) of the creativity of the point of wishing to eliminate it and turning "profit" into a dirty word. This disturbing trend can not, no, will not survive. I wish to do my part to celebrate and remind anyone who does happen upon my little corner of the internet that without man's creativity, our lives would be bleak and hard beyond imagining. And, really, why shouldn't these talented and creative people, and those that come after, profit from their efforts? The things I am offering for sale here on eBay may or may not all be beautiful or Fancy. However, they were made by their creators for the purpose and intention of making lives (theirs and ours) easier and/or more beautiful. I passionately adore free enterprise, in all its forms. I hope you will enjoy these offerings of "Fancy Endeavours" and what they represent! "The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it." – H. L. Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) “Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed? . . . .We want them broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts that you’re up against – and then you’ll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We’re after power and we mean it. . . . . There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of lawbreakers – and then you cash in on the guilt. Now that’s the system, . . . that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.” - Floyd Ferris to Hank Reardon in Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand (February 2, 1905 to March 6, 1982) "I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.” - William F. Buckley (November 24, 1925 – February 27, 2008)"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." - George Orwell (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950) To view the showcase you need Flash 6 or higher. Click here to Install it now.--or-- View Other Listings for savvy*spyglass*treasures txzj pxzj5512 txzj32 txzj58 txzj72 Condition: There is a small chip and a faint hairline running from that on the edge of the cup. There is some wear to the gold on the edges. These issues should not be considered detrimental to this wonderful item. The teacup and saucer displays beautifully and is a wonderful item with a sense of world trade history that is compelling. It is otherwise in excellent condition!, Color: Multi-Color, Maker: Arita in Japan, Type: Glasses & Cups, Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery, Age: 1850-1899, Region of Origin: Japan, Original/Reproduction: Original

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