Very beautiful Kuro Oribe Chawan of early Edo period:
Only very little distorted half cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl 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. The 'window' is decorated with chidori (clovers) flying over an irrigation wheelin iron oxide glaze which has then been covered with a clear ash and feldspar 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 foot ring is a kiln mark (kamajirushi) in the form of a katakana ka: カ. Great item.
A good Japanese wood box and shipping included!!!
Size: 8,5 cm height x 11,8 cm in diameter.