A really rare type of chawan: wan shaped tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light coarse clay. The fine iron bearing clay was nearly fully covered with glaze mixed from wood ash and feldspat.
The iron oxide in the body turned the glaze to a bright orange where thin. The bowl shows a fantastic discoloration from tea as a result of many years of careful use.
This chawan was manufactured in the early stage of the 17th cent. or earlier in the kiln of the Japanese trading podt near Pusan, Korea.
The loss of glaze is no damage - it flaked off during the firing.
The bowl comes with a good wooden box.
Size: 7,5 cm height x 12,7 cm in diameter.