One of our favorite finds, the translucent blue circles of Japanese kannyu crackle glaze on these delightful sweet dishes reveal deep navy lines of pooled pigment within indentations of the porcelain below.
We were told they were never used, and possibly mid-century to 1980s, but the fact it's hard to tell makes them great examples of timeless design. Perfect for serving a few chocolates or beautiful dishes to display trinkets, each one has upturned corners, and is hand-glazed to be subtly different.
We are big fans of circle motifs, symbols of infinity and eternity, as well as the idea of layering colour for effect. For contemporary ideas that we were reminded of, see our Farm Ecru furoshiki wrapping cloth, featuring a circle of stripes and dashes and the geometric versions of bold layered shapes of other Musubi furoshiki.