Joseon Dynasty White Porcelain Cylindrical Teabowl


A cylindrical teabowl fired in Gimhae in the early half of the Joseon dynasty. The “Amamori” (literally rain leaks, the bowl was fired softer so that water seeped into the body and showed the rain leaking landscape on the wall) on the soft touch white porcelain reminiscent of Kohiki type, and the whole is covered with the dense crackle glazes.

This piece was probably crafted as a tea set in the Busan kiln (Waegwan kiln) under the direct control of the Tsushima feudal clan, and it is said that it was inherited as a set of five. Even before the opening of the Waegwan kiln, there is a record that an Oribe-style teabowls with a deliberately distorted wall was ordered from Japanese tea masters to the kiln in Korea so that this piece is possibly a little older than the opening of the Waegwan kiln (1639). It is a cylindrical teabowl full of wabi-sabi taste that has the same semi-porcelain quality as the Katade-type, but with the warmth of pottery like Hagi ware.

Used in the tea ceremony for many years, and tea astringency can be seen inside the bowl. There are no notable defects, and the condition is good.

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