17th century Karatsu ware Tea Bowl (Chawan) made in Kihara kiln in Kyushu region
Kihara kiln of Kyushu region was operating during the transition times between the decline of Karatsu tea ceremonial ware and the raise of Shoki-Imari ware (approx. 1624-1671).
While most of the Kihara Karatsu tea bowls are excavated pieces, and it is very rare to find a bowl in such good condition and generous painting.
The bowl has dedicated box with appraisal of tea ware expert "Kuroda Touto An".
2.9in. (7.3cm.) high;
4.1in. (10.4cm.) diameter;
Very good considering the age. There are few minor chips on the base. Please see the photos for details. No cracks.
Supplied with dedicated wooden box with appraisal.