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Directory: Artists: Ceramics: Pottery: Pre 2000: Item # 1114440

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This rare Ido chawan is glazed in a milky ash, Hagi style glaze and was presumably made at the kiln of the Tenryu-ji temple (Kyoto-yaki) as it bares the seal of the kiln. The clay was made using ground roof tile, a piece brought back from China which is explained in the accompanying paperwork provided with the chawan. This chawan has an elegant form and well addressed kodai, foot and has red over glaze (aka-e) decoration of the kanji “JU” and the cipher of Seki Bokuo.

Seki Bokuo (1903-1999) was the head about of the Rinzai temple, Tenryu-ji and apart from being an exceptional Zen teacher, he was also extremely well known for his calligraphy, paintings and pottery.

This chawan comes in its original box with the Tenryu-ji seal on the bottom and the inside of the lid, attested by Bokuo stating the name of the bowl, ZENMI and the kanji inscribed on the bowl, JU. It is in perfect condition, complete with paperwork, sealed cloth and measures 5.25” x 3.4”.