Diameter: 7.700 cm
Diameter: 7.700 cm (min.)
The Schmidtt-Meade Gift
Asia JA 1992.5-25.27
Teabowl with hakeme
Edo period, 17th -18th century AD
Such eccentrically shaped teabowls became popular around the end of the sixteenth century, when the Japanese Tea Ceremony had become widely influenced by the lavish fashions of the growing urban society.
The bowl is also striking because of the hakeme, or brushed marks, resulting from the brushed application of the glaze mixture, after the original Korean technique.