Here we present a real fine example of Korean art: smaller rounded wan-shaped bowl with high foot of the bamboo node style - the dark, fine clay with some enclosures is expertly thrown. The chawan was decorated with a white engobe in brushstrokes with a straw brush (hakeme) before the whole bowl was covered with an ash glaze. No chips or cracks. Great antique condition.
Hakeme bowls belong to the Mishima (Buncheon) group of Korean ceramics popular in the early Choseon period 14th - 16th century.
Even todays National Treasure class of Korean Potters do not achieve this level of quality.
The tea bowl has an older wooden box (kiribako) inscribed 'chosen chawan' on the lid.
Size: 5,3 cm height x 13,2 cm in diameter.