Early Imari Blue and White Teabowl with Wavy Stripe Pattern


An Early Imari teabowl fired in the 1630s. It forms a deep, smaller-sized body and draws striped patterns with straight lines and hook-like tips. In Japan, striped patterns originated in imported cloth from the South, and Oribe ware was the first to design in pottery. It is speculated whether this piece’s design also descends from this trend or is a vague reference to the geometric patterns drawn on the blue and white of South China and Annam. This design is rare compared to other typical Early Imari patterns, and few similar examples exist.

There is a chip on the lip and multiple hairlines. It comes with a box.

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