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Antique Karatsu Tea Bowl with Silver Repair


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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1800: Item # 1197068

Please refer to our stock # 190 when inquiring.
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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.