Wonderful kutsugata chawan of the late Momoyama Period.
Distorted shoe 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 a geometric pattern in black under a transparent Shino type glaze.
Circumventing lines and dots are scratched into the black glaze before firing, showing the bare white clay. Inside the foot ring is a kiln mark.
Perfect antique condition. No repairs.
New wooden box (kiribako)
Size: 11-14,5 cm diameter, 8 cm height, foot ring: 7 cm