The gimhae tea bowl style originated in the kilns surrounding this city in the 1600s. This style was much sought after by the Japanese tea masters around that time. Creamy pale cracked glaze over soft pinkish clay. Outer sidewalls of the bowl etched in a crisscrossing pattern imitating wind-blown grasses and reeds. Its foot composed of four notched out pieces arranged in a cross providing stability to the bowl.
Many Korean ceramicists attempt this famous style. The three beautiful bowls pictured are by three different living artists. Each bowl carries with it certain characteristics of the artist who made them. Each is, in and of themselves, beautiful examples of this style. And each holds merit in its individual beauty, but one of these bowls is worth more than a new car!
Just for fun one thought that one would test your ability to discern valuable ceramics.
Can you guess as to which bowl is the over-the-top expensive gimhae style chawan? What do you think makes it is the most valued?
All monetary judgments aside, which is your favorite out of the three? Why do you like that one?
Please don't be shy now, its just for fun!
One will post the answer as to which is the breakin-the-bank expensive gimhae bowl in a few days.
Looking forward to hearing your opinions on these splendid pieces of art.