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Large classical Oni-Shino chawan by Kajiura Soshu (b. 1916). Showing a wide array of surface variations including a thick Shino together with large areas of an iron red glaze with the face of the bowl being covered in deposited ash from an intense wood firing. The interior has wonderful luminescent iron together with areas of Shino cells and and also has a ground down clamshell where something was stood inside the chawan during the firing, a common occurrence in this style of pottery. .
Kajiura Soshu (Shintaro), born in 1916, he is from Ichinomiya City in Aichi prefecture and studied with Hayashi Sekko and Kimura Giichi and is known to have been active through the Heisei era. Besides making pottery, he also did calligraphy and paintings. This chawan is wood fired, with a level of skill that indicates a wonderful proficiency with that style of firing. This bowl was definitely made after 1972 and indicates another Mino potter working outside the conventional box of modern Shino and was most likely made between 1975 and 1985.
This chawan comes complete with its original signed box, measures 14.25cm x 7.5cm and is in unused original condition.