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This classical ,generous and inviting teabowl chawan is by legendary Hagi master potter; Yoshiga Taibi (1915-1991). The sumptuous form is highlighted with a thin ash glaze over the rich hagi clay and crackled slip with tones running from Hagi creamy pink to lavender with the gritty clay visually punctuating the foot/kodai. This is a bowl of profound subtleties and though it may sound cliché, this chawan looks many times better in person than my poor photography can show.
Yoshiga Taibi (Daibi) is one of the truly early pioneers and giants of the revival of Hagi. Besides being exceptionally widely exhibited and published, Yoshiga was a critical judge, serving on the Nitten as a councilor and later (1972) as one of the directors of the prestigious organization. He was also a Japan Art Academy member (1982) and won the following career milestone awards; Japan Ceramic Society Gold medal 1985, Order of the Sacred Treasure in 1986 Cultural order Award in 1990. I think it is safe to say, Yoshiga was one of the most important and distinguished Hagi potters of the 20th century.
This chawan measures 5.5” x 3.5” and comes complete with its original, signed box. This bowl is in excellent condition.