Antique Japanese Iga ware tea bowl Edo period
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Antique Japanese Iga ware tea bowl Edo period (Dealer: minakata antiques) – Iga ware (Igayaki) is very similar to Shigaraki ware as neighboring area, but have focused on producing tea ceremony utensils since the prominent tea master, Kobori Enshu (1579-1647) made the Iga potters make those utensils.

Impressive landscape with glassy green pool of inner bottom part (mikomi), formed by flowing natural glaze (shizen-yu) caused by the chemical reaction of feldspar component and flying ashes in the kiln-firing process. Comfortably tasteful feeling of hold in both hands, with such aesthetic distorted form. In fine antique condition, with mark of ‘hittsuki” potsherd by kiln-firing as seen. Attached with paulownia box (kiribako).

approx. D 15-16.2cm (5.90-6.37in), H 6.2cm (2.44in)



Item price: $400



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