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Momoyama Madara Karatsu tea bowl 16-17c

Momoyama Madara Karatsu tea bowl 16-17c

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1700: Item # 1330579

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Wakayama, Isumi
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Defined as “endangered species” of ‘Ko Karatsu' (=Kogaratsu / Karatsu ware made during late 16th – early 17th century) today, with its rare provenance of Hobashira-kiln of Kishitake-type, Momoyama – Early Edo period.
Categorized into Madara-Karatsu ware as its distinctively “cookie-like” sandy clay coated in ‘madara' flambe glaze with such laudable blue-purplish flecks of its scenic highlights specially for the viewpoint of Art of Tea (as ‘wabi-cha' especially) and for the the enthusiasts or collectors of all the time.
Fine subtle natural distortion in the genuine palm size, approx. D 12.3-11.2cm (4.84-4.40in), H 6cm (2.36in). Re-composed (“designed”) with quality pure silver restorations (‘gintsugi') as the traditional restoration technique called ‘yobitsugi', by a skillful ‘kintsugi’ artisan as a master of today who works for the museum exhibits as well. (as I directly ordered him gintsugi for the matching landscape of it as “a wabi-universe” itself.)
Personally, although I really don't want to use curiously convenient word of “Museum-Quality” for my every listing items, I this time actually can't find another suitable word for describing easily and certainly its value and its aesthetic.

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