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Benikobiki Chawan by Suzuki Goro

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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 Suzuki Goro.

This is a unique piece, made using the kohiki technique, when a vessel is taken out of the kiln mid-firing and plunged in water. The result is a strikingly beautiful bowl with a mesmerizing glaze and the aura of classic tea ceremony vessels.

Suzuki Goro is a potter who goes beyond that usual appellation. He has developed a unique way of expressing himself through ceramics, basing his work on traditional styles from the Mino tradition: Shino, Oribe, Ki-Seto (yellow Seto), Setoguro (black Seto) and the Karatsu tradition. His works, which have a strong sense of individualism, include tea bowls with colorful painted cars and life size chairs, but he is also a master of more orthodox pieces. In 2002, Suzuki Goro received the very prestigious Japan Ceramic Society Prize.

The bowl is named あきあかね (Autumn omen), and will be shipped in two boxes (nijubako), a practice usually reserved for exceptional vessels.

The chawan is signed and in excellent condition.
Size: 12 x 7.5 cm (4.8 x 3 in)

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