Mid-Edo period, 17-18th century
approx. 12cm in diameter, 6.3cm in height (4.7in, 2.5in)
Handed-down masterpiece of an early Karatsu ware tea bowl soaked in white slip overglazed on transparent glaze, by the method and the style of laudable 'Mujihakeme Chawan' (lit. "Brush-stroked tea bowl without brushed mark").
"Designed" with aged 'Gintsugi' silver restorations in the aesthetic tones of its well-mature "wabi" skin. Lovely sense of view, touch, and hold in the hands as the genuine.
Fine antique condition as is, with inborn kiln-cracks as part of its scenery. Attached with a piece of old wrapping cloth for refined 'Chajin' use.