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Only one of a kind! Distorted half cylinder shaped (near kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, coarse unrefined Mino clay. It dates from the Momoyama Period.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical feldspatic shino glaze inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom' the roughly cut foot ring. A very minor iron oxide content of the clay has changed the white shino glaze to light pink (beni). This is absolutely rare. (Beni-shino is a variation of E-Shino and should not be mixed up with Aka-Shino (red Shino), which is a variation of Neziumi-Shino). The outside decorated under the glaze decorative characters (kanji), which are difficult to read as they are not in use since the early Edo period.
No cracks or repairs.
The bowl comes in a new tailor made box with silk (chirimen) pouch (shifuku), pillow (futon) and corner protection (hashira) made about 30 yrs. ago in Tokyo for about USD 400.
Size: 8,6 cm in height, 13,7 in diameter.