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Magnificent Nezumi-Shino Chawan of early Edo Period


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1700: Item # 1453798

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Magnificent Nezumi-Shino Chawan with a true wabi sabi aesthetic form and a thick feldsparic glaze on a classic background of Nezumi-Shino — an art form dating back to the Momoyama period of Japan that was revived in the mid-1900s by legendary potter Arakawa Toyozo and others.

The tea bowl was made of little reddish, coarse, unrefined Mino clay and the expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part.

With such glaze and form, this Chawan is one of a kind.

Shino-yaki is one of the most loved varieties of ceramics, both for the table and the tearoom. Named for its Shino glaze, which ranges from snowy white to deep cream and on to grey and even orange — and thick, curdled texture that often shows small holes, what’s not to love? Spiritual, ephemeral and other-worldly, Shino-yaki is certainly distinctive in its zen-like simplicity.

We like to use Shino ware in winter, as the glaze reminds us of snow and the thick glaze which covers usually thick vessels holds the heat of a cup of tea so well.

It comes with a good Japanese wooden box.

No chips or cracks.

Size: 7 cm height x 12,5 cm in diameter.

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