Joseon Dynasty, late 19th century
approx. 13.3-10.6cm in diameter, 6.5cm in height (5.2-4.2in, 2.6in)
Stylish aged Korean white porcelain bowl in the shape of Kutsu-chawan (lit. 'Shoe-shaped tea bowl' in the Japanese tea term) by accidental natural distortion of kiln-firing.
"Designed" with kintsugi gold restoration in the aesthetic whiteness to be reborn as a new creation. Lovely smooth feeling for practical use, with finishing of grinding for inner silica stones.
Fine antique condition as is, with unfatal hairline cracks.