A lovely Espresso cup with a saucer from Hyozan-gama in Gifu prefecture.
Zougan (inlay) is a decoration technique to carve patterns on surface of clay and insert other materials into the carved parts.
Tokusa pattern is inspired by the reeds of a type of grass grown in Japan, one of the most loved patterns for Japanese ceramics.
Cup: height 2.0 inches (5.0cm)/upper diameter 2.8 inches (7.2cm)/width 4.2 inches(10.6cm) inc handle/weight 5.1 oz(145g)
Saucer: height 0.8 inches (2.0cm)/diameter 4.4 inches (11.2cm)/weight 4.0 oz(110g)