Meiji Bijutsu

Momoyama-Edo Period Ko-karatsu Hira-jawan

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Kita-aoyama 3-14-1
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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A fine hira-jawan (wide tea bowl) dating from the end of the Momoyama period (1573-1615) to the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868).

This is a very fine example of a vessel from the Golden Age of Karatsu pottery.

Karatsu is the name of a small seaside city, located in the Northern part of Kyushu, the third largest island of the Japanese archipelago. It has been an important pottery production center since the 16th century. After having invaded Korea (1592-1598) the Japanese warlords brought back Korean potters and their techniques, to be used for their own needs as tea ceremony practitioners. Karatsu ware has therefore been associated with that art and its sober style is well adapted to the Zen rooted tradition.

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The chawan is in very good condition and will be shipped in an antique fitted wooden box.
Dimensions: 16.5 x 5.3 cm (6.6 x 2.1 in), weight 266g (9.3 oz)

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