Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) 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 2 unglazed 'windows' on opposite sites. One 'window' is decorated with ivy or vine leaves. The other 'window' shows flying birds in iron oxide glaze which has been covered with a clear ash and feldspar glaze. This is a typical Momoyama Era design.
The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620-ies at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns.
Size: 8,2 cm height x 12,9 cm in diameter.
Storage box and shifuku included.
Shipping also included.