Tea bowl of Kohiki type

Unknown16th-17th century, Yi dynasty

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum
Fukuoka-ken, Japan

This tea bowl of Kohiki type has a projecting hip on the stocky foot and a wide open mouth. Both at the foot and the inside surface of the bowl have five spur marks. The inside the foot is protruding to create a tokin shape like a helmet. It is applied with engobe and coated with glaze over the bowl except the bottom edge. The small bubbles over the milky-white bowl gives soft impression. There is one crack line inside of the bowl and some lacking part at the foot.

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  • Title: Tea bowl of Kohiki type
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 16th-17th century, Yi dynasty
  • Location Created: Waegwan kiln, Korea
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 7.2cm; Dia: 10.5cm (mouth), 6.0cm (base); Wt: 285g
  • Type: Ceramic

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