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Japanese 12th-14th century TEA BOWL, artist name  "OOTA" on base

Japanese 12th-14th century TEA BOWL, artist name "OOTA" on base


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1492: Item # 1424526
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Very rare Japanese Archaic green tea bowl used in the tea ceremony. extremely heavy was produced in Japan during the KAMAKURA and early MUROMACHI periods. in the 12th to the early 14th century known as the "SIX OLD KILNS"It was made by the artist OOTA, the name on the base.At that time in Japan people had only a first name. This vase measures approximately: 3&1/2 inches, 9 centimeters-tall, Circumference: 12 inches, 30 centimeters. Weight (extremely heavy) 912.8 grams. Almost 1 kilo. The Technic at that time was shifted from reduction firing to manipulation of oxidation firing.Glazes employed oxides of iron as coloring agents, producing green and grey celadon colors. In good antique condition, no damages and no repairs.
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