Here is a real beauty. Perfect in form, shape and design: Ao-Oribe (Green Oribe) Chawan from the early stage of Edo period. Little distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with slightly flaring mouth made of light, unrefined Mino clay.
The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potters knife and covered with the typical green copper oxide glaze inside and outside. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed and is decorated with Chrysanthemum over water (kikusui, you need some fantasy for the water).
This is a typical late Momoyama Design, which seems to represent winter and summer (there is a famous kuro Oribe tea bowl with a similar design - see photo no. 11). The somewhat irregular but very strong foot is typical for the late production of the 1620ies at the Motoyashiki kiln.
Wood box and shipping included.
Size: 8,4 cm height x 11,7 cm in diameter