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Item Details
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Culture
Japan, Momoyama Period (1573-1615)
Title
Tea Bowl
Work Type
Ceramic
Date
c. 1600
Material
Glazed stoneware (Karatsu ware)
Measurements
Diameter: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.); Overall: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Description
Wide-mouthed bowls were used for consuming whipped tea such as that imbibed during the tea ceremony. Karatsu ware like this was among the most prized of such tea bowls. The port city of Karatsu in Saga prefecture in Kyushu was known for its kilns that produced high-fired, Korean-style glazed pottery. The Japanese ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi invaded Korea in 1592 and 1597, returning with families of Korean potters as spoils of war. This region was one of the sites where these potters were resettled.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Japanese Art
Department: Japanese Art
Gift of Iwao and Takako Setsu in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Sherman E. Lee
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1983.158_full.tif
SSID
24617297

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