Slightly distorted cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of fine, light, unrefined Mino clay, containining a little iron oxide. Shape and style make it appear contemporary with the late Oribe bowls. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black oniita engobe inside and outside - with the exception of the bottom - over which a white, feldspatic Shino glaze has been poured. Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding was left unglazed. The decoration scratched into the iron oxide engobe is a group of Japanese Cedars (sugi), a decoration known from black Oribe bowls.
The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620ies at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns.
The bowl has a beautiful shape and is well balanced. It comes with a good wood box and a chakin cloth. This chawan is a true masterpiece.
Size: 8,8 cm height x 12,7 cm in diameter.