TENMOKU CHAWAN

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TENMOKU CHAWAN

TENMOKU , OIL SPOT CHAWAN

4.875" ( 12.38cm)  X  2.875" ( 7.3cm)

Chinese Tianmu tea bowls. Black-glazed stoneware bowls, with a conical shape, small foot and thin walls, divided into types such as oil spot yuteki and hare's fur, nogime based on the glaze. The name refers to the Tianmu mountains of Zhejiang province, where many of the bowls were made and used by Japanese monks. Reportedly brought first to Japan by a monk in the Kamakura period, they were used at tea gatherings on special stands or tenmokudai. The Ashikaga shoguns valued tenmoku chawan as karamono, and included them in lists of famous utensils and art objects. In the Momoyama and Edo periods, the emphasis on Japanese wares eroded the preeminence of tenmoku, yet they are still highly valued by tea adepts.

A perfect Chawan, no chips, cracks or flaws of any type.

$250 USD

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