Tea bowl. 1630-1650. Edo period. Porcelain with iron decoration under colorless glaze. H: 8.3 W: 12.9 cm. Arita, Japan. This porcelain tea bowl is decorated and glazed in a manner more typical of Korean or Korean-inspired stoneware bowls. Between the 1630s and the 1720s, a kiln operated at the Japanese trading enclave near Pusan, in Korea, to make tea-ceremony wares for the Japanese market.
Tea Bowl with Landscape Design (and lovely rim repair), 18th century