Just received my first piece of Korean teaware.
I honestly don't know much about Korean tea bowls, but I'm enjoying learning and researching at the moment. I decided to purchase this Ido style chawan/dawan simply because it was love at first sight and it was affordable. When I normally fall in love with a chawan, the price tag is usually at least $500 and up, and I can only dream. Brandon has a great intro to Ido chawan on his blog here
, and there is another frequently linked blog post here too
I've been told this is likely from the turn of the 1900's, but if that's incorrect please let me know. I'm really looking forward to using this and seeing the patina grow and change. If anyone can translate the calligraphy on the box, I'd be very grateful!