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

KARATSU WARE, PAINTED-KARATSU (E-GARATSU) TYPE, MOMOYAMA PERIOD (EARLY 17TH CENTURY)

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A Stoneware "Shoe-Shaped" (Kutsugata) Serving Bowl
Karatsu Ware, Painted-Karatsu (E-Garatsu) type, Momoyama period (early 17th century)
The wide bowl set on a short ring foot and formed with slanted walls, shoe-shaped, and with a tall rim slightly overhanging the body, the body painted with a fence and miscanthus grass in rich chocolate-brown iron oxide covered with a transparent glaze of feldspar and ash, the iron oxide appearing bluish-black where the glaze is thin, repairs of black and red lacquer to rim chips in three places
3 5/8in. (9.2cm.) high; 7¼in. (18.4cm.) diameter
With wood box
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