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Oribe Chawan of early Edo Period with rare brown glaze


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1700: Item # 1330856

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Distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of little iron bearing, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body, trimmed with a potters knife (hera) is covered with the typical, glossy black iron oxide inside and outside. Here it is a rarely seen dark brown due to a lack of manganese.

A window on the side has been left unglazed for decoration in iron oxide engobe under a clear ash glaze in a form of straight and wavy lines. This is a typical Momoyama design.

The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620ies at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns.

Great and rare Oribe chawan. It comes with a newer wood box of good quality and a brown shifuku.

Size: 7,8 cm height x 14,5 in diameter.

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