Kakewake Kutsu-gata Chawan by Nishimura Ichiraku
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All Items: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 2000: item # 1150616
Kawakami 2891-4 Yufuin-cho
Yufu-shi, Oita-ken 879-5102 Japan
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This colorful vessel is a kakewake kutsu-gata chawan, that is, a tea bowl (chawan) made in a shoe shape (kutsu-gata) with different glazes applied in partition. Usually two glazes are so used; three glaze kakewake chawan are more rare. The bowl was made by a potter named Nishimura Ichiraku, born in 1952 in Kyoto.
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The chawan bears the seal of the potter and is in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed box.
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