We like to offer you a distorted cylinder shaped ( hanzutsu ) tea bowl made of light, fine but unrefined Mino clay. It dates from the early 17th. century and is in stunning condition.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical feldspatic Shino glaze inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom and the roughly cut foot ring. Under the glaze is a decoration of bold vertical lines crossed by horizontal lines ( may be a fence in iron oxide on one side and 'grass' on the other ). Parts of the rim are decorated with iron oxide, too. Clay and rough glaze with orange skin effect and large pin holes indicate a rather early manufacturing date and firing in an anagama.
Next to the foot ring is an unidentified kiln mark - partly covered by glaze ( please compare on image number 8 ). The white clay shows the typical black discolouration by forest soil.
A wood box is included.
This high quality chawan from the earliest Edo Period is in exceptional great condition, has a stunning atmosphere and is uncomparable to other pieces of this era. No cracks or repairs.
Size: height 8,7 cm x diameter: 11,8 - 13,4 cm x foot ring 6,5 cm.