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4. Tea bowl - Karatsu
Japan
18th c.
Glazed ceramic (Karatsu) with lacquer repair
D: 4 3/8 in (11.2 cm), H: 1 5/8 in (1.6 cm)
Tea bowl - Karatsu

Karatsu is a type of ceramic produced around the Saga Prefecture of Japan. It is a high fired glazed ware which may be decorated or un-decorated. A variety of styles are produced including: E Karatsu (under glaze decoration), Korean or Chosen Karatsu(black under glaze with white over glaze), Ki Karatsu (yellow), Ao Karatsu (green), Hakeme Karatsu (brushed over glaze)and Kuro Karatsu (black).

Box with inscription: Hakeme, flat tea bowl (hakeme, hira chawan)

On mended ceramics, see: Flickwerk. The Aesthetics of Mended Japanese Ceramics, Exhibition Catalogue, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and Museum für Lackkunst, 2008

Price: $1,860.00
Itemcode: 2007

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