Tea Bowl of the Ido type; named ‘Okina’



Period Korea, Choson dynasty, 16th century
Materials and techniques Stoneware with semi-transparent glaze
Size H.9.0 MD.14.5 BD.5.7


This tea bowl, belonging to the Ō-ido ( large well ) type, is large and deep and has a majestic appearance. It stands on a slightly splayed foot and has a wide flaring body which strongly retains marks of the wheel on the interior side, with traces of swirls on the bottom. The bowl is covered in a glaze of a slightly blue hue with scattered air bubbles appearing as white spots, but there is no crawling around the base and foot which is often seen in Ido type tea bowls.