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A Large natsu-wan by chadogu specialist; Kamiya Eisuke. This teabowl is glazed in a rich yohen-tetsu-yu glaze that runs from rusty red tones at the lip to hare’s fur and glassy black drips in the mikomi and near the kodai with much of the glaze being infused with iron crystals trapped within the glaze. The mikomi is filled with a black glass and covered over in iron crystals and is like looking out into the night sky. The form feels wonderful in the hand as well as sitting inviting the viewer to pick it up.
Following in the footsteps of Okabe Mineo and Kato Kozo, this chawan shows influences of both especially the rich iron glaze that is nearly identical to the glaze Kato Kozo used earlier in his career. The use of the yohen-tetsu-yu, kiln change glaze, adds a warmth and rarely seen quality to this chawan infusing elements of traditional “hare’s fur” with modern crystalline style glazes. Much of the effects of this chawan are hard to photograph and comes out in various light sources with the piece in hand.
This chawan measures 6” x 2.8” and is in perfect condition. It comes with its original very high quality wood storage box and is signed in Kamiya’s very idiosyncratic style of calligraphy.