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Old Japanese Kyoto-Yaki Tea Bowl with Gold Repair

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1900: Item # 1216746

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This very unusual Kyoto ware chawan is decorated in underglaze blue on a buff stoneware body.

The motifs are very odd and present mysterious pictures a poetic calligraphy.

Inside are 5 spur marks indicating that these bowls were stacked inside each other in the kiln. A previous owner has obviously been very attached to the bowl as it has several fine "kintsugi" gold lacquer repairs.

The Teabowl was made in Edo Period at the end of the 18th. century. Condition is very good with no damage and no repairs other than the aforementioned "kintsugi".

Diam. 5 1/2 ins. (14 cms) Ht. 3 ins. (7.6 cms)