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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 420

    An "Amamori" type Stoneware Bowl


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    An "Amamori" type Stoneware Bowl
    Choson period (16th century)
    Thinly thrown on the wheel with evenly proportioned curved walls balanced on a small circular foot and ending in an everted rim, covered with a thin transparent glaze with dense crackle and clouds and spots of staining known in Japan as amamori (leaky roof)
    5 5/8in. (14.3cm.) diameter; 2½in. (6.4cm.) high

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    Wheel-thrown, slender-walled wares with the natural cloud and spot staining that appear on this vessel are known in Japan as amamori after the pattern stains leave on a roof after it has leaked. Acquiring their stains from repeated use, the wares have been prized in tea circles for centuries.