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Absolutely rare Kiseto Chawan from the Momoyama Period

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We offer a really rare kiseto ( yellow seto ware ) chawan from the Momoyama Period with tanpan marks ( copper green marks ).

It is a high fired ware from the end of the 16th. century in the Aburage-Hada style.

The early Kiseto glazes ( yellow Seto ) from the Muromachi period are considered to be attempts to emulate Chinese celadons from the Song dynasty. The composition of the wood ash feldspar glazes largely resembled that of the celadons; however, in oxidation instead of the reduction necessary for celadons, a dull yellow-green was formed. Beginning in the 15th century, this yellow was consciously developed further, probably to reproduce the then highly esteemed Chine Ming wares.

In the Momoyama period, two types of Kiseto had emerged. One was Ayame-de Kiseto in a clear yellow, named after the incised iris design, over which were typical of the period. Simple representations of plum blossoms, chrysanthemums, and radished were popular patterns on thin-walled tea bowls, plates, and bowls. The second type of Kiseto, Aburage-hada, with its golden or brown, matte, slightly grainy surface, owes its name to its resemblance to baked tofu.

On the box is written 'yellow seto chawan momoyama'. The Shifuku has a purple color and is included.

It is in brilliant condition with aesthetic tanpan marks, which means copper green marks on kiseto ware.

No repairs or cracks except inborn kiln cracks.

Size: 8,5 cm height x 13 cm diameter.

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