SHIROTAE demitasse saucer
The Shirotae series is Time & Style’s most defining coffee and tea set. At first glance, it might seem like an ordinary and plain design, however, when you lift the cup, you will notice the slim design of the handle, the sharp lines of the cup, the elegance of the bottom edge and the overall lightness of the design, showing that the series is made with the greatest care and attention for detail. Our Shirotae cups come in two varieties: exquisite white porcelain and the beautiful and unparalleled silver leafed finish.
Ø116xH17 porcelain / white
Hasami City, Nagasaki Prefecture
Hasami porcelain has been part of the history of Japanese pottery for roughly 400 years.
In the beginning, ceramics were at the heart of the production, but with the discovery of the clay used to make porcelain in the 19th century, porcelain gradually became the main type of ware to be produced. White, celadon and underglaze cobalt blue porcelains are the staple of Hasami porcelain.
Hasami boasts the largest porcelain production in Japan, using the elegant, white Amakusa clay to create sophisticated dishes.
Surrounded by other leading names in Japanese pottery production, such as Arida, Imari and Mikawachi, Hasami continues to make dishes for everyday use.
It is no exaggeration to say that the Japanese dinner table, with its assortment of different ceramics, porcelain, lacquerware and glassware, has been influenced by the evolution of Hasami porcelain dishes.