Sold! Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay during the Edo Period with strong black ink glaze and a rarely seen patina.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black iron oxide glaze inside and outside. The chawan has a very rare 'decoration' with hanging persimmons (hoshikaki) scratched into the engobe and a tea room window inside and a plum blossom painted under the clear glaze. This is a typical Momoyama design, but the regular foot indicates that this bowl has been made during the mid Edo Period (between 1750 and 1800).
Great condition with no cracks or repairs.
Size: 2,9'' height x 5,4'' in diameter.