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Edo period Hakeme Chawan

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1241476
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Kami-cho 2-2-6, Ageo-shi
Saitama-ken, Japan 362-0037

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A very attractive Hakeme chawan (tea bowl) dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868).

In the hakeme style of pottery, a white slip is applied to the vessel prior to firing, a technique developed by Korean potters during the Joseon dynasty (1392-1897). A truly great Hakeme piece is a work of clay as well as a calligraphy.

The brush work inside this particular bowl is beautifully done and the kodai (foot) presents a well balanced contrast of tones and textures in fine yin-yang fashion.

Please let me know if you have some questions.

The chawan is in very good condition and will be shipped in a vintage fitted wooden box.
Dimensions: 12.9 x 7.2 cm (5.2 x 3.2 in)

Worldwide shipping: EMS $32 (with insurance and tracking)
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