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Large Tea Bowl

Location

JAPAN, KYOTO
Kyoto ware

Era

Edo period (1615-1868)

Title

Large Tea Bowl

Date

18th c.

Materials

Stoneware

Dimensions

9.1 cm (h.), 14.3 cm (diam.)

Credits

Adaline Van Horne Bequest, inv. 1944.Dp.47

Collection

Archeology and World Cultures

The elegant form of this large tea bowl, created on the potter’s wheel, and the painted decoration that adorns its surface – natural motifs depicted in multicolour overglaze enamels on a black background – must have been inspired by the style of the Kyoto master potter Nonomura Ninsei (active about 1646-1677). Ninsei’s style became highly popular, and many later Kyoto potters created works in tribute to the master.

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