Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black iron oxide glaze inside and outside. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed for decoration in iron oxide engobe under a clear ash glaze in two different technics: on the left in nezumi shino style are hanging persimmons (hoshikaki) scratched into the engobe and on the right a tea room window and a plum blossom painted under the clear glaze. This is a typical Momoyama design.
The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620-ies at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns. Inside the ring is the kamajirushi 一、which is frequently found on bowls manufactured at the Motoyashiki kiln.
Size: 7,3cm height x 11,1 - 14,1cm diameter.