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17th century Ki-Seto Chawan

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1700: Item # 1337920

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Wan shaped tea bowl made of light, refined and soft Mino clay, which contains a little iron oxide. The fastly but expertly thrown body inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom (including the finely thrown foot ring) is covered with a transparent ash glaze, which turned to yellow due to the iron oxide in the clay.

In two areas at the rim are highlights in green copper oxide in the tradition of the Mino Ki-Seto. The chawan shows a lot of fantastic tea stain, indicating a long period of careful use. It seems that the tea bowl was produced after the Oribe-style bowls as it already reflects the taste of Kobori Enshu (daimio-cha, kirei wabi).

It comes in a good wood box (kiribako) inscribed matsuchawan on the lid and with a very beautiful, tailor-made silk pouch (shifuku).

Size: 7,3 cm height x 14,3 cm in diameter.

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