Seiji Chawan by Hibino Kiyomine
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 2000: Item # 1222119
Yufuin-cho, Yufu-shi, Oita-ken Japan 879-5104
This splendid chawan (tea bowl) was made by a potter named Hibino Kiyomine.
Seiji (blue porcelain) ware is one of the most difficult ceramics to produce. Celadon potteries have been made since the Chinese Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). They were introduced to Japan mainly through Korea and were once favored by noblemen and priests in feudal Japan. Over time, Japanese celadon has become more blue in shades and this particular bowl, with its light blue tone is a beautiful example of the genre, and a true feast for the eyes.
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The chawan bears the seal of its maker. It is in perfect condition, and comes in a signed wooden box.
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