Japanese Kyo-yaki hand painted vintage tea bowl. Chinese children,karako Black /brown and cream ceramic teabowl. Signed.


Shipping to United States: $23.92

A beautiful handmade vintage Japanese tea bowl. Porcelain ceramic body. Gold and on-glaze enamel. Clear glaze with gold detailing. Black/brown glaze in the interior of the tea bowl. Chinese children or karako (a popular theme that is often seen on the linings of kimono jackets)

Karako (唐子) is a Japanese term used in art with the depiction of Chinese children playing. The literal translation means "Tang children".https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karako

Kyo -yaki, hand painted and signed (stamp) on the base of the bowl. Bowl stands 6.5 cm high and measures 12 cm across at the rim.

Kyo-yaki refers to a style of tea bowl originating Kyoto, where artist and refined on-glaze enamel style was favoured over other tea bowl style. Tea bowls are generally decorated on 3/4 of the bowl with the section that you drink from left undecorated. On-glaze is normally fired several times, especially where gold has been added, so bowls do not always ring true when struck. (the glaze and the body of the clay contract at different rates).

Hand-painted and vintage they are not suitable for microwave or dishwasher!
Now you can have your own tea ceremony. Great for tea or display.

Please be aware that these are Vintage items that may have small or minor flaws. I do my best to list any damage or cracks issues.

Regarding the colour, please understand that it may look different according to your monitor or other circumstances. If you are unsure please ask questions before bidding!

All items are described to the best of my ability there may be small or minor flaws which I have overlooked but I try to be as accurate as possible in my listing.

I am happy to combine postage. Due to a large family and 4 small children, I am only able to post off items once a week. Please bear this in mind when bidding :)

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