Japanese Stoneware Figure of Sen no Rikyu. Late Edo
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A Japanese Stoneware Figure of Sen-no Rikyu (1522-1591). Late Edo Period.
Ht. 7 1/4 ins. (18.4 cms) Sen no Rikyu was probably the first to codify the Cha no Yu (Tea Ceremony) and to clarify certain precepts of it which are still recognized and followed today, albeit in a less rigorous form than previously. We have not identified the kiln which produced this figure but its glaze and body are very close to the Iga-yaki kilns (see Iga vase currently listed on this website) the products of which are mainly for use in the Cha-no-Yu.
The figure is in excellent condition with no damage and no repairs. It dates from the late Edo Period in the first half of the 19th. century.
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