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A Black Raku Tea Bowl by Ito Tozan

A Black Raku Tea Bowl by Ito Tozan

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1920: Item # 1381445

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Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Kamigamo District
Kyoto, Japan

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Crafted by one of the most well-known potting families from the Meiji period (Ito Tozan), this black Raku tea bowl displays a glossy sheen and gentle swells rippling through the clay body. The shape of the this tea bowl is known as “tsutsu” in Japanese and is regarded as being especially attractive. Tsutsu bowls are used mainly in the depths of winter to keep in the heat and prevent the tea from cooling too quickly. Tea disciples of all stripes appreciate this type of bowl for its elegant lines and functional properties.

This piece is 4.1 inches in diameter (10.5cm) and stands 3.7 inches tall (9.5cm). It bears Tozan's seal on the base and comes with a signed original box (tomobako). The bowl is in excellent condition and has a beautiful sheen and luster that tea bowls tend to take on after years of respectful use.

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