Chawan tea bowl decorated with herons

Anonymous artist (imitator of Ogata Kenzan style)

Anonymous artist (imitator of Ogata Kenzan style) - Chawan tea bowl decorated with herons
This stoneware tenmoku bowl is decorated with a heron motif; like the crane, the heron is a congratulatory symbol of longevity and perseverance. Tenmoku stoneware copies Chinese Song models and its name is derived from the name of China’s Mount Tien Mu (Eye of Heaven). It is characterized by an admixture of feldspar, limestone and iron oxides. The faster a ware is cooled after firing, the blacker is the resulting shade of the glaze.
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measurements: height 7,5 cm
depth 10,5 cm
material: Stoneware
technique: Black tenmoku glaze
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inventory number: Vu 4020
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art
licence: Creative Commons License public domain