Fine Japanese art and tea implements

White Seto-ware Chawan with Stylized Bamboo Fronds (+ Shifuku)

White Seto-ware Chawan with Stylized Bamboo Fronds (+ Shifuku)

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1920: Item # 1331949

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Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Kamigamo District
Kyoto, Japan

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Ivory white, forest green, and metallic brown/ gold combine to lend this tea bowl a dynamic and refreshing landscape. Bamboo fronds perceived here in the stylized outlines of white marks crisscrossing the front and back inside lip of the bowl signifying strength and resilience. Together with pine and plum (sho chiku bai)—bamboo is one of the auspicious symbols running through the heart of Japanese art and culture.

In fine condition, this piece is 5.1 inches in diameter (13 cm) and stands 3.3 inches tall (8.3 cm). The piece is signed on the base, however, the name of the creator has been lost to the ages. Furnished with a period box and hand-made silk pouch (shifuku), a previous owner apparently showed great affection for this tea bowl.