Wow, what a beautiful glaze! That broken cup would seem to be a prime candidate for a 'golden repair'...!
You know what, I had not thought of that! Fantastic idea Drax! Thank you. Even though the "repair" is ugly, I wanted it because it matched the glaze of the tea bowl.
The reason you see a lot of ugly repairs, or tea ware from digs with scars, is because they were the rejects throw in the garbage heap. The cups were fired in stacks with little legs (do not know the correct term) to seperate them. If one of the little legs gave out, the two cups would touch each other and become glued together. A lot of times people, when they dig them out, grind away one of the two cups and sell the remaining cup. It is very common to see, but sometimes it is the only way to get an example of a rare glaze, or tea bowl.