240,000 yen (EMS shipping included) ($2300 on 12.22.2013)
Here is another wonderful chawan (tea bowl) made by master potter Suzuki Tomio. Suzuki Tomio’s tea vessels have evolved to become timeless chalices, embodiments of a centuries-old tradition and an always-rejuvenated spirit that keeps on reincarnating itself anew.
This particular bowl shows great presence, standing on a strong kodai (foot) and showing off its remarkable features in grand style. The intriguing motifs born of the play between the purple tones and the white glaze are both primitive and abstract, anchored in the past and stepping forward, creating images yet to have been born. A chawan for the ages indeed.
Born in Kyoto in 1948, Suzuki Tomio established his first kiln in the southern suburbs of Kyoto, in the Yawata district, in 1988, and since 1989 specializes only in Shino-yaki. He is especially known for his Yohenkin Shino, which he developed on his quest to always creating his craft anew. Suzuki Tomio has held expositions at major venues in Japan and has been the recipient of several awards. He is also featured in books which recognize contemporary Japanese ceramists.
The chawan is signed and in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed wooden box (please allow for a few weeks for the box to be made and signed.
Dimensions: 12.5 x 9.5 cm (5 x 3.8 in); weight 500g (1.1 lb)
The listed price includes shipping by EMS (with insurance and tracking; other options available).
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