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Soba Choko (Soba Noodle Dipping Cup)

Soba Choko (Soba Noodle Dipping Cup)

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 394855

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Imari ware porcelain soba choko with underglaze cobalt blue pattern of "azami" (thistle.) Mid-late Edo Period (1600-1868.) H.6cm (2.3") Dia.7cm (2.6"). A playful rendering of a thistle adorns both sides of this soba choko, with bands around the bottom of the cup. Some minor glaze crazing and cracks, but overall fine condition. Soba choko were initially used for small food items, much like mukozuke or ko-zara are used in today's presentation of Japanese cuisine. Not until later in the Edo Era were they produced exclusively for use as sauce cups for dipping soba noodles.