Karatsu Ishihaze Chawan

Mid Edo Period (1603-1868), 18th Century

Inv. Nr. #18.006
Date Mid Edo period, 18th C.
Material White glazed stoneware
Dimensions H 6,6  x Diam. 11,2 cm

Comes with fitted old wooden box and newly made cloth bag.

This rare tea bowl was thrown on a wheel and made of unrefined, iron bearing clay. Coated with a white slip with fine craquelling glaze, that partly drops from the rim running downwards the wall. Its color shows tones of soft rose nuances. The overall shape is not round but slightly distorted.

The coarse shard, visible at the skillfully shaped foot, is softened due to more than two centuries of handling. Traces of sand in the inside.


Distinct, unique feature, however, is a large stone, that bursts though the wall (ishihaze). The bowl is an excellent piece that very much suits the taste for the imperfect, accidental. Comes in perfect condition with old box and beautiful cloth bag.