Here is a set of two Ki-seto chawan (tea bowls) dating from the middle of the 20th century.
Seto is one of the oldest pottery traditions in Japan and considered one of the “6 old kilns”. As early as the 13th century, glazed potteries were produced in Seto, thanks to the importing of new techniques from China by a potter called Toshiro.
This particular set is made in the ki-seto (yellow seto) style, born during the Muromachi period (1337-1573) first as an imitation of Chinese celadon ware. Progressively, like many Japanese potteries, Ki-seto vessels evolved into original wares adapted to the Japanese tea ceremony and the tastes of the sophisticated Japanese aristocracy.
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The two chawan are in very good condition and will be shipped in a vintage wooden box.
Dimensions: 11 x 7 cm (4.4 x 2.8 in), 283g (9.9 oz); 11 x 7.5 (4.4 x 3 in), 344g (12 oz)
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