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Rare underglaze blue and red (gosu & yuriko) decorated chawan by Kawai Takeichi (Bu'ichi). Elegantly formed chawan with skillful use of underglaze colors and a predominantly gosu foot, kodai with blushes of iron around the foot as well.
Kawai Takeichi, also known as Bu'ichi, had a long and illustrious career. He apprenticed and worked with his uncle, Kawai Kanjiro for a long while before going off and establishing his own workshop. He exhibited widely and often and his works are well published and collected through out Japan and the West.
This chawan comes complete with its original signed box, measures 5" X 3.85" and is in great condition.The decoration on this chawan is very much in the style of the master Kawai Kanjiro, though it shows the hand of the actual potter, Takeichi. This is the first chawan by Kawai Takeichi I have seen outside of Japan for sale that I can remember.