A beautiful Hagi-yaki chawan done by well-known artist Kaneda Keien (1949-). Keien is an 8th generation potter who has been producing works for over 40 years and is the winner of several awards for excellence. A distinctive feature of his works is that they utilize an iron-rich soil collected on the island of Mishima in the Sea of Japan. Pieces made using this soil tend to display a soft cherry petal hue which gives these bowls an excellent “keshiki” or what might be referred to as a “ceramic landscape.”
This bowl is 4.9 inches in diameter (12.5cm) and 3.5 inches tall (9cm). The bowl bears the artists seal and comes with a signed tomobako. There is also an insert in Japanese detailing the Kaneda line. The bowl is in excellent condition.