A fine, thin, wheel-thrown bowl thought to be from the early Edo period (1st half of 17th/c), and originating at the Yashichida kiln in Ogaya District. This footed bowl, probably used for tea, is made of warm, mottled gray clay, with a splash of copper-tinted aqua green ash glaze, characteristic of this period, as are the two gold lacquer repairs on the rim. The interior has a fine smooth crackle glaze, and is decorated with an incised sgraffito-like drawing in an iron pigment on the side of the interior and exterior of the rim. Note: the two repairs do not distract from the appreciation or use of the piece and are typically done when a piece has historic significance and value. Dimensions: 5-3/4” dia. x2-1/2”h.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection