Tea bowl

Tea bowl

사기다완 (沙器茶碗)

1700s

Glazed stoneware

Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1986.84

Location

Fun Fact

Pinholes in the light pinkish glaze were intended to resemble "fawn spots."

Description

Possibly produced in one of the kilns established by the trading office (Waegwan) in Buan, southern Gyeongsang province, this type of bowl with an elongated foot was exported to Japan and circulated as an item of foreign luxury among Japanese tea ware collectors. According to a historical record dated to 1641, a trading boat shipped more than 14,000 tea bowls to Japan. Pinholes in the light pinkish glaze were intended to resemble "fawn spots."

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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