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蛇韻律

Karatsu Ware Muji-Karatsu Style Tea Bowl

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A Kogaratsu teabowl fired in the Momoyama period. It is the work of the Ichinose-Koraijin kiln in Okawachi-Cho, Imari City, where it is famous for producing the masterpieces of “Oku-Gorai” Chawan.

It is presumed that this teabowl was made as just a bowl and was soon abandoned on the waste pottery field. And until excavated in the last year of the Edo period (1867), this bowl had spent over 200 years underground. And after that, this piece was inherited as a teabowl. The teabowl, which was heavy in both weight and dignity, survived from the vicissitudes of history and still retains its original but transfigured appearance.

It was broken in two parts by the centre and repaired with Kintsugi, but there are no other noticeable defects and no water leakage. It fits in an old box from 1867 written “Keio 3, the year of the Rabbit, Spring March, Auspicious Day”.

W11cm×H6.5cm
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