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chawan 茶碗 (tea bowl)
  • unknown maker from Japan
  • chawan 茶碗 (tea bowl), 1700s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • Karatsu ware, gold lacquer repair
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10.16 x 10.16 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 x 4 in
  • Gift from the Jedel Family Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0265

bowl with compact, tsutsu (conical) shape, stained pinkish crackle glaze, dark mottled surface, and gold lacquer repairs. Very nice piece; according to its shape, it is usually used in winter service of tea ceremony. It is a very fine example of Karatsu ware.