Japanese Early Karatsu yobitsugi tea bowl Momoyama-Edo period  (Dealer: minakata antiques) – ‘Yobitsugi’ as Japanese traditional restoration technique using gold-lacquer (kintsugi) for the regeneration of broken object, applied to compose of the fragments of similar or exactly same type of broken potteries, proceeded from the creativity of collectors (connoisseurs) who can’t afford to get highly valuable completed pieces of initial Karatsu stoneware tea bowls (Ko Karatsu chawan) or etc from the old days until today, as it’s not just restoration but re-creation, so that needed sense of aesthetic of its creators, like this highly admirable piece. Momoyama – Early Edo period, late 16th – early 17th century. In fine antique condition, with kintsugi and just a minor chips at foot as seen. approx. D 9.2 cm (3.62in), H 7.3 cm (2.87in)



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