$2500 SOLD ALREADY
Best of the best! Distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, coarse unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black oniita glaze inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom' the roughly cut foot ring and window, which is decorated with plover birds (chidori) over waves in black under a shin on type glaze. Next to the roughly cut foot ring is a kiln mark (kama jirushi). There is a repair to the rim, executed in real Japanese gold lacquer.
The bowl dates from the heart of Momoyama Period, 500 years old and has been exhibited in our family collection since 1937.
The bowl comes in an old tailor made box with silk (chirimen) pouch (shifuku) and corner protection (hashira) made about 30 yrs. ago in Tokyo for about USD 400.
Size: 6,8 cm height x 11,4 - 16 cm diameter.