Stoneware tea bowl or chawan
- Object Number: STKMG:1941.P.414
- Simple Name: bowl
- Full Name: tea bowl
- Other Name: chawan
- Production Place: Raku
- Production Place: Japan
- Production Period:
- Summary: Stoneware tea bowl or chawan. Raku ware. Crackled pink-orange glaze covering a white and black slip decoration. Glazed on the inside. Swirl shaped base.
- Terms:East Asian
- Additional Notes: The tea bowl is free formed to fit in the hands during the tea ceremony and the top is uneven to aid drinking. Raku became the family name of a ceramic dynasty founded by Chojiro, founded when the potter made a tea bowl which met the tea aesthetics advocated by Sen Rikyu, the leading tea master of the time. Raku is also a term used for wares made by a wide variety of amateur and professional potters in the tea community.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery