tea bowl (bowl (food service))

茶碗, chawan/te-oan. Small tea bowl with curved sides, low foot ring, and a small chip at mouth rim. The body is a coarse, dark brown stoneware. The bowl is covered with an iron glaze, which is underfired to low lustre greyish colour, ends at the lower part of the exterior. Tea bowls of this type were made in Fujian province of South China from the 10th - 14th century.

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