Gempo egg cups

Gempo Nan & Gramps egg cupsGempo Pottery egg cups
made in Japan, 1972-1974

Here are two egg cups made by Gempo Pottery in the early 70s. The egg cups feature the abstract, large –faced form that marks all Gempo pottery. They are also particular to their period; with stylised features, and the stoneware pottery glazed in rustic creams and browns.

Since taking the image for this post, I’ve found another set of egg cups: this time it’s a boy and a girl. Collect the whole family! Avid readers will remember the Leo-the-lion Gempo moneybox posted previously.

This set of eggcups is for sale: $AUD40- but let me know if you’d like to discuss the boy & girl eggcup set also.

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Retro eggcups

Retro Japanese eggcupsRetro animal eggcups, made in Japan, c.1960s

A pair of retro eggcups- stamped made in Japan, but without a maker’s mark -which isn’t unusual for pottery coming out of Japan in the 50s and 60s.

While lots of people collect egg cups [they are small, can be collected singly and are still quite functional on the breakfast table] I have generally resisted. Until I came across this lovely pair- a rabbit and a dog; they are hand-painted in a fantastic minimalist style which I find quite endearing. And they make great posey-holders!

With Easter coming up, this pair would make a nice gift for the egg-cup collectors amongst you! The two egg-cups are in excellent condition and are for sale: $AUD35

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