Early Edo (1603-1868) Period Shino Chawan with all highlights of the Japanese aesthetics of wabi sabi. Such 17th century Shino tea bowls without cracks and repairs are very rare.
It is in perfect antique condition and comes with Gomotsu-bukuro (Shifuku) and a lacquered wooden box with corner protections.
Shino-ware dates to the Momoyama period when potters were attempting to recreate white porcelain-wares that were being imported from China at the time. Originally they were made in single-chamber anagama style kilns set into the hillsides. Later, with the advent of large-batch noborigama, shino production fell out of fashion and was replaced largely by Oribe (early Edo period). It was not until the early-20th century that famed potter Arakawa Toyozo brought Shino back from the brink with his research into Momoyama period kilns. For Arakawa and other potters to follow, Shino-ware held a special appeal as it was the only form of white pottery that could truly be said to have originated in Japan. They deeply admired the feldspar glazing, naturalistic form, excellent firing techniques, exceptional clay flavor, and brilliant fire colors that were so characteristic of the lost art of Shino-ware.
Size: 8 cm height x 12,8 cm in diameter (max).