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This great celadon & tessha glazed chawan is by noted 20th century master; Kawai Takeichi (Bu'ichi). This elegantly formed chawan exhibits a skillful use of iron tessha over a gosu based celadon glaze that shows a wonderfully mysterious that appears like drifting “metallic” clouds on a soft amber to green background. The interior of the chawan is also awash with broad bands and speckles of the rich iron glaze that seems suspended on the surface. The kodai is a classic Kawai school foot, though it is easy to see that this specific rendering was unique to Takeichi.
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 5.5" X 3.25" and is in great condition. This chawan very much shows the influence of the master Kawai Kanjiro, though it shows the hand of the actual potter, Takeichi. I can honestly say, this is the best chawan by Kawai Takeichi that I have ever handled