It is a rare event to discover a chawan of oldest Oribe ware. Here we proudly present a fantastic Ao Oribe chawan from the Azushi-Momoyama Period.
Little distorted half cylinder shaped (tsutsu-gata) tea bowl with flaring mouth made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay.
The expertly thrown body is covered with typical green copper glaze inside and outside. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed and is split into two fields: the left half decorated in try shine style with drying persimmons (hoshigaki), and the right side with vine twigs (karakusa). This is typical late Momoyama design, which represents winter and summer (in the Nezu Museum is black Oribe bowl with the same design).
The somewhat irregular but very strong foot, with the kiln mark '-' is typical for the production of the early 17th (approx. 1605) century at the Motoyashiki kiln.
Althouth the chawan is more than 400 years old, it is in good condition with a stunning patina. No water leaks, so you can still drink tea out of it. Definitely one of the best authentic antique Oribe chawans.
A wooden box is part of the offer.
Size: 8,1 cm height x 12,4 cm in diameter.