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Kyoto Ware: stoneware with underglaze iron oxide and slip decoration
Overall: 6.9 cm (2 11/16 in.); Each side: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)
Cornelia Blakemore Warner Fund and Edward L. Wittemore Fund 1963.508
Note the rough, tan, clay bodies of these bowls with their deliberate irregularities. The design of branches was first painted in a black iron oxide, then the blossoms and buds in a white slip, followed by the application of a very thin transparent overglaze.
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