Wan shaped tea bowl made of fine, unrefined clay with a small content of iron oxide. The clay shows few impurities and stones. The inside has been stamped with flower patterns (hanamishima) between circular lines both were filled with a fine, white engobe before a transparent ash glaze haze was applied. The bowl has a beautiful shape and is well balanced and has been used for many years as the stain inside and around the rim indicates.
Very good tailor made wooden box (kiribako) inscribed on the lid 'mishima chawan'and the name hyakka (hundred flowers - referring to the shoguns garden in mukoujima - haykka-en).
This mishima chawan was exhibited from May 22 to September 2011 at the Keramion Museum in Frechen, Germany. It is published in the valuable book 'Momoyama Keramik und ihr Einfluss auf die Gegenwart' (Momoyama Ceramics and its influence until today), catalogue no. 33 (p. 32), Frechen 2011, ISBN-978-3-94005-06-8. The book is written in german and english with a foreword of the Japanese embassador in Germany.
The tea bowl comes together with the wood box and a new edition of the book.
Size: 6,4 cm height, 17,3 - 18,3 cm diameter.