We proudly present this outstanding Mugi-de Oribe Chawan.
Distorted half cylinder shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with slightly flaring mouth made of light, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potters knife. With the exception of the foot ring the bowl is covered with a clear (wood ash and feldspar) glaze inside and out. Under the glaze the outer wall is decorated with parallel vertical lines in iron oxide alternating: 3 lines dark brown, one line light brown/orange. This decoration is called mugi-de in Japan, it is frequently seen on vases and bottles, but very, very rare on tea bowls.
The somewhat irregular but very strong foot is typical for the late production of the 1620ies at the Motoyashiki kiln. No repairs. Great antique condition.
It comes with a very old wood box.
Size: 7,5 cm height x 14,2 cm in diameter.