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Japanese Bizen Stoneware Kensui for Chanoyu. Edo Period


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A Good Japanese Bizen Stoneware Kensui Tea Ceremony Utensil. Edo Period

Diam. 7 ins (17.8 cms) Ht. 4 1/8 ins. (10.6 cms) The kensui bowl is used in the Cha-no-yu (tea ceremony) for waste water. This fine bowl is typical of the high-fired stoneware pottery made at the Bizen kilns, the oldest established kilns in Japan still working. The wares are typically unglazed, any glaze-like effects deriving from flying ash during the firing, note the blob of ash glaze on the side of the lip. The pressed-in section of the mouth is deliberate and in keeping is the aesthetic of the tea ceremony, as are the prominent throwing ridges.

The bowl is in excellent condition with no damage and no repairs. It dates from the latter part of the Edo Period (1603-1868).

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