Can you imagine a prettier little mustard pot anywhere in the world? This dainty, hand-painted beauty is just too pretty for words. If you’re an experienced shopper, you know that moment – the intake of breath coupled with the thought “I MUST have it!”. That was my reaction when I first saw this, and quite frankly I’d never felt even the slightest need for a mustard pot before! No matter, I placed my bid immediately. Of course, it could be a jar for jam, sweetener, or some other condiment as well.
“Made in Japan” used to be associated with cheap knickknacks, but the artistry displayed on this pot belies that notion. Delicate blooms of blushing pink and tiny leaves of pale green, set off charmingly with simple moriage and accents of gold, adorn the body of the pot. Around the neck and at the edge of the little lid is a carefully painted geometric pattern. Such quality and detail most likely indicate Japanese porcelain work from 1890 through the 1920’s. If you want your guests to feel special, set this lovely pot in front of them and they’ll be delighted!