This unique handcrafted set was purchased at auction and includes a larger tokkuri (appx 10 oz capacity) as well as 3 sake cups. The clay is fine-grained, off-white and earthen in color, with a very light blue glaze overlay and a net and fish pattern. Each piece is signed, although the identity of the potter is not known.
The style suggests one of the more rustic, mingei-influenced ceramic traditions and the use of dark blue-brown painted decorations is characteristic of Okinawa and Ryukyu. However, these areas are most known for awamori and shochu-- sake production and consumption is relatively rare. And this is definitely not a traditional awamori/shochu carafe shape. So I'm really not sure! Possible origins could include tsuboyaware or minoware. Please let me know if you have any idea :)