This splendid chawan (tea bowl) was made by a potter named Hirose Tanga, born in 1939 and whose kiln, called Tenpozan-gama is located in the city of Hagi.
The bowl is a great example of the revered beauty of Hagi tea vessels, standing on a strong kodai (foot), veiled by a smooth, silky white glaze, yet still exposing the famed red clay around its koshi (hip); a perfect balance of rusticity and sophistication, sought after for more than 400 years.
The chawan is signed, in perfect condition, and comes in a signed wooden box. Dimensions: 12 x 9 cm (4.8 x 3.6 in); weight 350g (12.3 oz)
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