DRAGON WARE LITHOPANE TEA CUP AND SAUCER JAPAN GEISHA

IT IS ALWAYS AMAZING TO HOLD ONE OF THESE LITHOPANE CUPS AGAINST A LIGHT SOURCE AND SEE THE GEISHA FACE INSIDE. USING A TECHNIQUE CALLED 'LITHOPANE', THE ARTIST BUILDS THE ILLUSION INSIDE THE BOTTOM OF THE PORCELAIN CUP. THE OUTSIDE IS EQUALLY ATTRACTIVE. MOLDED AND PAINTED DRAGONS ARE ON THE CUP AND SAUCER. CUP IS 2 1/4 INCHES HIGH, JUST RIGHT FOR A SPOT OF TEA. THE PICTURE INSIDE THIS CUP IS THE FACE OF A GEISHA. T ARE MANY DIFFERENT FACES, FIGURES AND PICURES INSIDE LITHOPANE CUPS. START A COLLECTION, OR USE FOR AN ACCENT IN DINING ROOM.