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A “Kiretsu-mon” Chawan by Hiramatsu Ryoma


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Directory: Artists: Ceramics: Pottery: Bowls: Contemporary: Item # 1388592

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Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Kamigamo District
Kyoto, Japan


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This experimental work by young artist Hiramatsu Ryoma demonstrates his creative imagination and challenges the traditional boundaries of what defines a tea bowl. Described on the box as a “Kiretsu-mon” (ki = turtle, retsu = cracked, mon = design/ crest), according to Hiramatsu, his inspiration for this piece, and a number of others came from an ancient form of sea life known as an Ammonite—a large spiraled mollusk who’s shells are often found fossilized today. The inside of the bowl is covered in a silver glaze and the sides of the bowl have displays silver-gilt beads.

In perfect condition, this piece is 5 inches in diameter at its widest point (12.5 cm) and stands 3.5 inches tall (9 cm). It comes with its own wood box signed by the artist.