Kyo ware is the traditional tea pottery made in Kyoto. The pottery craft of Kyoto started in the first half of the 5th century. This tea bowl shows the detailed painting over porcelain typical of tea ceramics from Kyoto.
In Kyoto, there is Kiyomizu ware, Awataguchi ware, Ninnaji ware, and others, which are all considered Kyo Yaki (Kyoto ware). It is the pottery baked by Kyo kiln centering on the Higashiyama area from the early stages of the Edo period (the 17th century) that is truly considered Kyo Yaki. Therefore, Raku ware, started in the Momoyama Era (16 century) is not considered Kyo ware.
The condition of this bowl is very good.
Height: 2.1-inches (5.4cm), Width: 5.6-inches (14.4cm)