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A Stoneware "Shoe-Shaped" (Kutsugata) Tea Bowl
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A Stoneware "Shoe-Shaped" (Kutsugata) Tea Bowl

KARATSU WARE, PAINTED-KARATSU (E-GARATSU) TYPE, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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A Stoneware "Shoe-Shaped" (Kutsugata) Tea Bowl
Karatsu Ware, Painted-Karatsu (E-Garatsu) type, Edo period (19th century)
Set on a raised ring foot and designed with inset straight walls and finished with an overhanging lip and deliberately compressed on one side to a "shoe-shape," painted with simple, stylized grasses in brown iron oxide covered with a transparent glaze of feldspar and ash
5¾in. (14.8cm.) diameter

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