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  • Description

    Teabowl. Stoneware with stamped pattern, inlaid with white slip and covered with clear glaze. Four spur marks in the interior. Four spur marks on the footring. A spiral mark in the footring.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 17thC(mid)-17thC(late)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7.6 centimetres
    • Diameter: 12.7 centimetres
    • Diameter: 5.9 centimetres (footring)
  • Curator's comments

    Bunchong style (in Japanese Mishimade). Sand spur marks are clearly visible on the footring. An accompanying black-lacquered wooden box has gold lacquer Japanese characters reading 'Totoya' and an attached paper slip with a number.This is an example of what is called 'Hansu', which was made outside of Busan kilns according to Japanese taste. Clay spurs marks are visible but thet are too cleanily made to look functional. The footring is the common type. The spiral in the footring is anti-clockwise. Produced during the 17th and 18th centuries. The text on the storage box for this teabowl says 'Totoya'. This box is not the original container of this teabowl.
    [Katayama Mabi and Louise Cort, June 2016]


  • Location

    Not on display

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  • Department


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Lyons 121
Bowl (tea). Made of white inlaid and blue-grey glazed pottery (+slip)  In wooden box.

Bowl (tea). Made of white inlaid and blue-grey glazed pottery (+slip) In wooden box.

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