This splendid chawan (tea bowl) presents the spectacular characteristics of narumi oribe ware combined with the creative spirit of the potter. Suzuki Goro, one of the best known contemporary ceramists, has mastered that pottery tradition and elevated it to a new level.
Narumi is a small town in Aichi prefecture (part of ancient Mino province, cradle of Mino ceramics). Narumi potteries are a mix of red and white clay and usually don the famed oribe green; this mixture of textures and colors is an ideal playfield for the artist. The motifs that adorn oribe ware can be out of this world, even those painted on potteries more than four hundred years ago, affirming the timelessness of those fantastic vessels.
The chawan is in very good condition; the visible kintsugi (gold and lacquer) marks, inside and out, seem to be as much traces of repairs as an intrinsic part of the work.
The bowl is signed and will be shipped in a signed wooden box.
Size 11.5 x 8 cm (4.6 x 3.2 in)
Worldwide shipping, with insurance and tracking.
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