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Tea bowl with design of cloud and crane, Kenjo type, Karatsu ware

Unknown18-19th century, End of Edo period

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum
Fukuoka-ken, Japan

Karatsu ware was highly accepted tea utensils nationwide. In the Edo period, the Nabeshima clan in the Saga domain had the official kiln to produce outstanding Karatsu ware for the gifts to the shogunate family. It came to be called “Kenjo (tribute)-Karatsu”.

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  • Title: Tea bowl with design of cloud and crane, Kenjo type, Karatsu ware
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 18-19th century, End of Edo period
  • Location Created: Karatsu, Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 7.3 cm; Dia: 11.9 cm (mouth), 5.3 cm (base); Wt: 295 g
  • Type: Ceramic

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