Sold, Thank You!
Occasionally as I’m browsing through the temple markets of Kyoto or perusing backstreets tea-ware shops, an attractive piece will catch my eye for no particular reason. When this happens, I typically buy it immediately without hesitation, trusting that I will be able to decipher the Chinese script and give it proper attribution through the course of my research. In this case, I was only able to make it half-way there. Unfortunately the bowl does not bear the artist’s seal and the box only provides the name of the kiln where the piece was produced. Still, based on similar examples I was able to find, I’m quite certain I know the author of this piece, however, without clear attribution I believe it is best to leave the origins unresolved. Sometimes it is best just to appreciate a beautiful work for the object itself rather than the pedigree or history behind it.
This piece is 5.7 inches in diameter (14.5cm) and stands 3.5 inches tall (9cm). It is a lovely piece that I’m sure will delight.