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A beautiful Annan tea bowl with silver repair (gintsugi) and fine sense of "aji" bestowed by age. Ornately decorated with flowering chrysanthemum, the skillfully applied silver repair to the bowl implies that it was treasured by its previous owner.
Annan-Yaki, is a tradition of pottery brought to Japan from the Annan province of ancient Imperial China (now part of Vietnam) from the late Muromachi period (1392 - 1573). At the time this type of pottery was hugely popular among tea devotees and this enthusiasm continues into the modern day.
In fine antique condition, this piece measures 6 inches in diameter (15.7 cm) and stands 3 inches tall (7.5 cm). It comes with a period wooden box and a decorative silk pouch. ** International shipping and insurance included in the price.