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蛇韻律

Oribe Ware Flat Sake Cup | Japan, 17C

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A flat sake cup with a beautiful green glaze flowing toward the center. It is a type of Mino ware called Oribe ware, which was fired in the Mino region during the Azuchi-Momoyama period in Japan.

Oribe ware was founded under the guidance of Furuta Oribe, a tea master who was a disciple of Sen no Rikyu. Their major products are known as its innovative design at that moment, but this cup has more like a primitive impression than its image of dramatic visual. It evoke an ancient Southeast Asian pottery brought by trade.

The intentions of Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, most powerful Shogunates at that moments, is strongly affected to the Oribe ware because it was produced the kiln under controlled by the officials. While it is likely made under the national policy but this item tells the longing for more unembellished, artless aesthetics.

There are some chips on the base and wide restored mark on the rim. It presented as a flat sake cup, but it is enough size to use as a dish as well.

W15cm × H4cm
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