Antique Shoki-Imari Chawan Tea Bowl

Article code P-12408
A rare example of early shoki-imari ware from Saga Pref., Japan, c. 1700's.
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Origin   Saga Prefecture, Japan, 1700's
  L 15cm x W 10cm x H 8.5cm

There is a magic to the chaos of a wood-fired kiln. In this case, multiple Chawan tea bowls were fused together and discarded into an open field. Centuries later these fragments have been excavated and through our appreciation of imperfect beauty, these kiln rejects are now prized examples of originality.