Here we present our second Hagi Chawan from the famous Koraizaemon family. We already offered and sold a Hagi Chawan made by the first Saka Koraizaemon some month ago, please see item number 0211 on our website.
This chawan was made by the 6th. Koraizaemon Shinbei Saka (1739 - 1803), accompanied by a wood box with the certificate and appraisal of the 11th Saka Koraizaemon.
Toujin-bue (Chinese flute) flat shaped tea bowl made of coarse, unfined clay with a high content of iron oxide. The rare glaze is a so called biwa (loquat)-yu glaze, typical for Shinbei Saka Koraizaemon. The rim is a little uneven (intentionally). The clay shows impurities. Over the clay a white engobe was applied with a straw brush and transparent ash glaze has been poured on top. The bowl has a beautiful shape and is well balanced and has been used for many years as the stain inside and around the rim indicates. There are two old repairs in gold lacquer at the rim, where the gold is a little worn off and some fine hairline cracks complete a real aesthetic wabi sabi 'landscape'. A real cultural treasure of Japanese ceramics and tea ceremony. Of course no water leaks.
Size: 2,4'' height x 6,2'' in diameter.