This wonderful chawan (tea bowl) was made by a potter named Moritoki Taiyu. It is part of a series of bowls which come directly from his warehouse. Taiyu was born in Bizen in 1920. At the age of 30, he began studying pottery, starting with Bizen ware and moving on to Mino ware (oribe, seto, shino...). Moritoki Taiyu is also known for his calligraphic works, which shows honesty, fortitude and dynamism, traits also found in his pottery.
This particular bowl is made in the Shino style of pottery, which was born in the kilns of the Mino province (current Aichi and Gifu prefectures) more than four hundred years ago, during the Momoyama period (1568-1615).
The glaze has vitrified on the body of the bowl in a most interesting way and gives it an organic feel. Combined with the asymmetrical shape, the result is a dynamic vessel that seems very much alive. The chawan stands on a strong kodai (foot) that gives it perfect balance and presence.
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The chawan is signed and in perfect condition. We guarantee its authenticity.
Dimensions: 13.4 x 9.5 cm (5.4 x 3.8 in); 472 g (16.5 oz)
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