Impressing black Raku tea bowl, signed Kichizaemon, of the Raku family.
The signed box is labeled “10th generation”, which means Tan-nyu (1795-1854). It represents true Japanese Chado, made from of one of the most famous potter clans in Japan. Most pieces of Kichizaemon Tan-nyu are hold in museums.
Tan-nyu Raku was born the second son of Ryonyu, he succeeded as the 10th generation Kichizaemon in 1811. He was given the name Tan-nyu at this retirement in 1845 by Kyokosai, 10th generation Head of Omotesenke, Shoo Sosa (1818-1860).
Condition is good. Only a tiny chip ( which is unavoidable with this age, please judge the photos ), but it does not reduce its unique character.
Size: Width 4.7 in : Length 4.7 in : Height 3.0 in : Weight 240 g + Signed box 180 g