Distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata)tea bowl made of light, fine, unrefined Mino clay.
Shape and style (note the trimmed walls and the flaring mouth) make it appear contemporary with the late Oribe bowls.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical white, feldspatic Shino glaze which has been poured and under which a decoration of four cedar trees and grass on the reverse side have been applied in iron oxid (oni ita). Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding was left unglazed.
The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620-ies at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns. The bowl has a beautiful shape and is well balanced.
Next to foot ring a kamajirushi has been incised. It is similar to the signature of Arakawa Toyozo. I have seen this sign on other Momoyama and Edo Period bowls.
The Shino Oribe chawan comes with a good shifuku.
Size: 8,1 cm height x 11,6 cm in diameter.