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A Stoneware Teabowl (Chawan) Known as Juro
A Stoneware Teabowl (Chawan) Known as Juro

HAGI WARE, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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A Stoneware Teabowl (Chawan) Known as Juro
Hagi Ware, Edo period (19th century)
Deep and circular on a raised ring foot cut with two triangular notches on opposite sides applied with a creamy glaze with random pink patches, even sheen and dense craquelure, six spur marks in cavetto, oblong patch in the cavetto which appears grey where the body of the bowl shows through the thinner area of glaze
5½in. (14cm.) diameter, 3½in. (8.9cm.) high
With wood box inscribed on lid Juro chawan [tea bowl known as 'longevity'] and on the underside of lid with kakihan (cursive monogram) of the Enshu School tea master Kobori Somei (Masanori XI) (1888-1962); attestation on paper box cover also inscribed by Kobori Somei attributing the bowl to Shimizu Rakuzan (active 19th century)
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