Here is another stunning chawan from our collection - one of the oldest available chawans in the world.
Nogime (hare's fur) Tenmoku tea bowl from the Jian Kilns - made in the Northern Song Period around 960 CE. This is one of the first tea bowls in Japan, which came together with the first tea from China. More than 1000 years old!
Little refined iron bearing clay, with iron oxide, thrown into the typical tenmoku shape. The bowl was tilted a little in the sagger so the flat pool of glaze inside is a little tilted, too - one of the signs of a true Tenmouku bowl.
The lovely Jian tea bowl was aesthetically distorted during the firing and has a fine form with wonderful streaks and spots (so called Hare's Fur decoration) in the lustrous black glaze.
This particular example boasts gorgeous red-brown iron-rich hues all along the rim, cascading down the walls. A real stunning example from the ancient artisans of China's Northern Song Dynasty. No repairs, only inborn kiln cracks.
A good wood box and a fine shifuku are as well included as shipping.
Size: 7 cm height x 12,6 cm in diameter
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY: the above item is guaranteed to be of the time period and condition as described, has been exported legally and is legal to buy and sell under all international laws relating to cultural patrimony.