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Bowl with White-slip Decorations

Bowl with White-slip Decorations

백토 분장무늬 사발 (白土粉裝文碗)

1600s

Glazed ceramic

Overall: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)

Gift of Mary Pendell and Esther Berger in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Irving Ludlow 1987.1076

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This type of rustic tea bowl was highly appreciated among advanced Japanese practitioners of the tea ceremony.

Description

This type of wide-mouthed bowl was used every day in Korea, not exclusively for tea drinking. But when it was introduced to Japan around the early 16th century, its imperfect appearance evoking the aesthetics of wabi-sabi, caused it to be repurposed as a tea bowl. Korean tea bowls were circulated as a item of foreign luxury among Japanese military elites. It's highly possibly this type of bowl was produced in one of the kilns operated by the trading office Buan in Southern Gyeongsang province, and exported to Japan.

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