Sahari Kensui – Goryeo dynasty Korean copper slop basin (Dealer: minakata antiques) – ‘Sahari’ (alloy of copper with tin and lead) named for the Japanese term came down from Heian period (794-1185), which had been often used for Buddhist altar fittings for its unique patina.
Coated in the blackness with aesthetic green patina and hitting dents. Originally used as such a Buddhist ritual article, then applied to be used for a tea ceremony utensil of ‘kensui’ (waste-water container) as an Art form of ‘mitate’ by Japanese ‘chalin’ (lit. ‘tea-people’ as men with refined taste). Goryeo dynasty (918-1392). Attached with wooden box.
approx. D 15.8cm (6.22in), H 5.8cm (2.28in)
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