Tea bowl with hakeme (brushed marks)

Unknown16th-17th century, Yi dynasty

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum
Fukuoka-ken, Japan

Hakeme (brushed mark) is created by applying white slip with a brush on the inner and outer surfaces, on which thin white glaze is coated wholly except the inside foot. It is a deep tea bowl standing up almost straight from the roundish hip to the slightly warped mouth. The distortion is added by pushing one part under the mouth. The foot is large, split and formed a precise circle that slightly opens outward. The engraved short lines can be seen in the radial directions around the foot. The inside of the foot shows a clear spiral streak created by shaving. The five meato (spur marks) on the bottom edge are the highlight of this tea bowl.


  • Title: Tea bowl with hakeme (brushed marks)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 16th-17th century, Yi dynasty
  • Location Created: Korea
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 8.5cm; Dia: 14.3cm-14.0cm (mouth), 6.5 cm (base); Wt: 335g
  • Type: Ceramic

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