Thought I'd share a new vintage aquisition--well, I bought it around Thanksgiving, but it ended up being a Chistmas present to myself instead ... It's my first (and so far, only) Korean bun-cheong piece!
(I apologize for the poor lighting--the actual color of the bowl is a bit lighter, more of a sandy color.)
It was listed as vintage, though no specific date or artist was given--I'm also not 100 percent sure whether this is Korean or simply Korean-inspired Mishima ware (Japanese). It matches up to all the other examples I've seen of classic bun-cheong ware, though, and the patterning isn't nearly as crisp and clear as I've seen on modern pieces--given the limited timeframe in which this style was produced, it seems like it would have to be either from the 1392-1492 era (unlikely) or post-1955. Either way, I really do love this piece--it's very light in the hands, lovely to hold, and I love the inexact nature of the chrysanthemum patterning, which gives it a very abstract look. I also may not use it for matcha very much, simply because I love how brewed tea looks in it--