This very charming chawan (tea bowl) was made by a Hagi potter named Tamamura Shogetsu. The bowl’s shape is reminiscent of the hemispherical vessels created by Raku-yaki genius Hon’ami Koetsu(1558-1637). The very feminine form is soothing to the touch and the famed white silky Hagi glaze dresses the chalice in the most sensuous way. This bowl will certainly bring a peaceful mood to its user.
Tamamura Shogetsu established his kiln, called Kofuan, in the city of Hagi, in 1952. One of his sons, Tamamura Shogetsu II, has inherited the kiln. His other son, Tamamura Tohyoh, is also a potter.
The chawan is signed, in perfect condition, and comes in a signed wooden box. Dimensions: 13 x 9.5 cm (5.2 x 3.8 in); weight 375g (13.1 oz)
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