This tenmoku-gata chawan (matcha bowl) features a crazed grey glaze decorated with painted daisies.
The term 'tenmoku' (天目) can refer to two things: the shape of a bowl (as is the case with this bowl), i.e. conical with a finger groove and flare at the lip; and a dark high-iron glaze that can produce various beautiful effects under the right firing conditions. Both of these originated in Jian ware from Fujian during the Song dynasty (960-1279) in China, where the dark colour of the glaze was praised for the way it contrasts nicely with the froth of whisked tea.
10.9cm (4.3in) - width
6.6cm (2.6in) - height
200ml - capacity
This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand
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