A pair of modern raku, tea bowls ‘Sun and Moon’ types the first with gold on the interior, the other with silver. Made by Shoraku, 3rd generation from Kyoto. Impressed raku seal mark. Inscribed and sealed kiri-box with papers. Late Showa, ca. 1980. Moon, diam:17 cm. Sun, diam: 14 cm. Condition: Very fine with minimal wear to inner surfaces due to use.
A small, rounded incense box (kogo) of “silver 900” also called “white silver”. The piece is decorated all-over with chrysanthemum. Made by Ryuun. The inside and bottom surface has a dull finish. Fitted and inscribed kiri-box. Japan: 20th cent. Showa, circa 1950. D. 7 cm. H. 4,5 cm. (2,8 x 1,77 inches). Condition: Excellent.
A very attractive and fine cast iron incense container (kogo) for tea ceremony decorated with a motif from the Ten Ox-herding Pictures of Zen Buddhism. Inside covered in gold. Signed by Suzuki Morihisa (1920–1981), a 14th generation of cast iron-makers from Morioka who later taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tokyo. A frequent exhibitor at the Nitten. With original signed kiri-tomobako. Showa period ca. 1960. H 3 cm, D 7,2. Condition: Perfect.