Elegant, little distorted half cylinder shaped kutsugata tea bowl with flaring lip made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical, glossy black iron oxide glaze inside and outside, leaving an unglazed 'window' on one side.
One 'window' is decorated with circles squares and lines in iron oxide glaze which has been covered with a clear ash and feldspar glaze.
This typical Momoyama design and a similar bowl (fired 100 years earlier and excavated) is frequently published in the Japanese literature, being the only bowl signed by Furuta Oribe (1544 - 1612) before firing, Nihon no Touki, Vol.4, Oribe, 8.Auflage, Tokyo, 1989 - please have a look on picture no.12.
The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620ies at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns.
It comes with a red shifuku and a good Japanese wood box.
Size: 6,3 cm height x 14,3 cm in diameter.