A BROWN, TURQUOISE, AND CREAM-GLAZED CHAWAN (TEA BOWL) A BROWN, TURQUOISE, AND C…
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A BROWN, TURQUOISE, AND CREAM-GLAZED CHAWAN (TEA BOWL)

A BROWN, TURQUOISE, AND CREAM-GLAZED CHAWAN (TEA BOWL) Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) The bowl in form of a shell with ribs following the curvature of the body, covered in a dark greenish-brown glaze transitioning to a cream color at the well, upper rim, and foot, and with turquoise accents, the cream glaze suffused with crackles. The foot pierced to one side and partially left unglazed to reveal the dark brown ware. LENGTH 11.2 cm WEIGHT 211 g Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and manufacturing flaws including glaze flaking. Provenance: The private collection of the Société Industrielle de Mulhouse, preserved in the society for over 100 years. The base with a collector’s number ‘AD.974.280.1’. An old label ‘14109 727 916 332’ to the base and a label ‘727’ to the interior. Founded in 1826, the Société Industrielle de Mulhouse (SIM) is based in Alsace, France, established under Charles X by Protestant industrialists, including Émile Dollfus and Joseph Koechlin-Schlumberger. Throughout the 19th century, the SIM was a laboratory of ideas, where the ‘Mulhouse model’ was developed, a unique convergence of industry, research, and education. A collection was established with the aim to bring together knowledge in a central location, whether in natural sciences, fine arts, or history. Today, thousands of works remain from these collections, some of them highly prestigious in their fields. Over the decades, much of the collection was given to local museums and cultural institutions.

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A BROWN, TURQUOISE, AND CREAM-GLAZED CHAWAN (TEA BOWL)

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