Japan, Momoyama period, around 1600
Of cylindrical shape with low stand ring, hand formed (tebineri chawan)
The body largely covered with black glaze and reserves with abstract geometric patterns in white slip
With old fabric pouch (shifuku) and inscribed wooden box, hand written appraisal (kiwamesho)
Diameter: 13 cm; height: 7.7 cm
Exhibited and published
Provenance: from a German private collection, acquired in Japan in the 1990s
Published in: Schmidt-Esters, Gudrun (Ed.), Momoyama-Keramik und ihr Einfluss auf die Gegenwart, exhib. cat., Stiftung Keramion, Frechen 2011, p.53, no. 99.
The bowl is in a good condition with only slight signs of age and usual slight manufacturing flaws. The diameter is 13 cm and the height measures 7,7 cm.
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