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A deep wan-gata bowl shaped from thick sandy clay with a swath of karatsu green glaze decorated with arches of iron by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titles Mino Karatsu Chawan. As the title indicates, this is made in the style of the Karatsu ware of Kyushu, but using Mino clay. An suitable combination. The bowl is 5-1/2 inches (14 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (8.5 cm) tall and in perfect condition. This artist has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Seto, Oribe, Iga and Celadon, all very different approaches which he masters one at a time, extending his unique view of the arts to new realms, and moving on to the next challenge when his appetite and personal genius has been satiated. He was exhibited and prized at the National Japanese Crafts Exhibition (Nihon Dento Kogei Ten), National Ceramics Exhibition (Nihon Togei Ten), Chunichi International Ceramics Exhibition (Chunichi Kokusai Togei Ten) and Asahi Togei Ten among others, and is held in several important international collections.