Here is the next Japanese rare Momoyama Period collectible:
Slightly distorted cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, fine, unrefined Mino clay.
Shape and style make it appear contemporary with the late Oribe bowls. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black oniita engobe inside and outside - with the exception of the bottom - over which a white, feldspatic Shino glaze has been poured. Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding was left unglazed. The decoration scratched into the iron oxide engobe seems to be a branch with plum blossoms.
The somewhat irregular foot is typical for the late production of the 1620-ies at the Motoyashiki and Kamagane kilns. Next to the foot ring is a kiln mark (kamajirushi) in the form of a 二. The bowl has a beautiful shape and is well balanced.
Box and shipping included.
Size: 7,8 cm height x 11,7 cm in diameter