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chawan 茶碗 (tea bowl)
  • Japan
  • chawan 茶碗 (tea bowl), late 1700s–early 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • Mishima ware, stoneware, impressing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8.2 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/4 x 5 11/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1563
Label Text

Bowl of dark brown clay with stamped and incised designs. Washed with white clay under glaze. Outside has band of stamped prunus and cherry blossoms with concentric lines below. Inside has two borders of flower forms with radiating wavy lines between. Bowl with impressed designs. Floral and linear motifs.