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Shino Chawan by Moritoki Taiyu
$180 - or Best Offer

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This beautiful 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).

This bowl is one of the simpler and smaller ones made by the artist. It is a good example of the classic beauty of white Shino ware and features the su-ana (nest holes), typical feature of that pottery. This is a humble companion that will yet be always ready to serve.

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The chawan is signed and in perfect condition. We guarantee its authenticity (a box may be ordered for an extra fee; kindly inquire).
Dimensions: 13.9 x 7.3 cm (5.6 x 2.9 in); 268 g (9.4 oz)

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