Antique Sometsuke (blue glaze) lidded Chawan for your collection.
The Lid, is also usable as small plate - suitable for sushi/sashimi soy-sauce plate.
In good condition - no chips / no cracks
W 11.4cm x H 6cm (7cm with lid) / 255g
Old Imari is probably the most famous Japanese pottery in the world.Imari ware is a porcelain made in Saga and Nagasaki Prefecture (former Hizen Province), northwestern Kyushu island.
Arita ware is the major ware of this region, but it is collectively called Imari ware because the port of Imari was used to transport porcelain to Europe in the late 17th to early 18th century.
For wares produced in the Edo period (1600 -1868), it is called Ko-Imari (Old Imari).
This chawan bowl is made in late Edo period and It is originally made as rice chawan bowl, but usable for many dishes.