Up for sale is this "Antique Chinese jianyao tenmoku cup #3222" If you have any questions please contact us before buy it. No reserve.
- width: approx. 10cm (3 15⁄16in)
- tall: approx. 4.9cm (1 59⁄64in)
- weight: 146g
- condition: small damaged on bottom
Sorry, but I do know exactly about Chinese product because I am not expert on it. Please see the photos attentively.
Tenmoku is a kind of iron glaze. These tea bowls, made in the Jianyao kiln in China, were used at Mt. Tenmoku in Wenzhou City, China during the Sung dynasty (960-1279). Many Japanese Buddhists went to temple at Mt. tenmoku in order to learn Zen Buddhism during the Kamakura period (1185-1333). They took the tea bowls back to Japan when they returned. Many Japanese admired the bowl’s refined iron glaze, especially tea ceremony masters. The shapes are ideal for the tea ceremony. Before long variations emerged, for example Yohen-tenmoku, Yutei-tenmoku, Nogime-tenmoku, and Taihi-Tenmoku (Jizhou kiln tenmoku). Tenmoku bowls are usually put on a Tenmoku-dai (a board for tenmoku bowl's exclusive use) due to their small foot. After the tea ceremony artist Sen no Rikyu appeared, Japanese potters have developed enhanced Tenmoku bowls with a bigger foot made in order to put it them on tatami (straw-mat floors). It is thus more appropriate for the Japanese tea ceremony.
Our products are mostly secondhand goods. We sell them in the same condition in which they were purchased, so please be sure to wash them thoroughly before actually using them.
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+ We will via EMS (with a tracking number and insurance) and mark the package as a personal-use gift.
+ We only ship it to countries that accept EMS and addresses that PayPal accepts.
+ We will ship within 3 business days. Shipping time is usually around 2 weeks.
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+ We usually use corrugated cardboard box and Bubble Wrap for safe package.
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If items lost or broken
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Please be sure to view photographs carefully in order to avoid errors. Many of the items we sell are vintage so please understand that they will not all be in perfect condition. Our goal is for your buying experience to be a pleasure. If there are any problems, please email us before leaving feedback as anything can be resolved with communication.
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