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Chawan by Ohi Chozaemon VIII (Choraku)

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1980: Item # 1343245
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Kami-cho 2-2-6, Ageo-shi
Saitama-ken, Japan 362-0037

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A very attractive chawan (tea bowl) by Ohi Chozaemon VIII (Choraku) (1902-1991). The Chozaemon family of potters has been associated with the world of the Japanese tea ceremony since the 17th century.

The Chozaemon lineage started with Hodoan (1631-1712), apprentice to the fourth heir of the Raku family of potters. In 1666, he accompanied Senso Shoshitsu (1622-1697), the fourth heir of the Urasenke school of Japanese tea ceremony, to the city of Kanazawa, the capital of the Maeda clan’s province, Kaga (current Ishikawa prefecture). In the village of Ohi, the first Chozaemon established a kiln which still produces superior tea ceremony wares and since the Meiji Restoration, ceramics for everyday living, too.

The deep emerald green glaze of this particular chawan is rarely seen. Ohi ware is well known for ame-yu (amber glaze). Here, the potter, who often combined different glazes to create superb effects, seems to have looked for a totally different uniform feel, yet the sublime result is unmistakably his.

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The chawan is in very good condition and will be shipped in a signed wooden box.

Dimensions: 7.5 x 11.5 cm (3 x 4.6 in)

Worldwide shipping: EMS $41 (with insurance and tracking)

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