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Large and bold hakeme style Oribe chawan by Matsuzaki Ken. This finely formed chawan has an excellent shape to show off the casual hakeme slip decoration that was then glazed over in an oribe glaze that is full of variation, tones and effects.
The is a great deal written about Matsuzaki Ken, including a book and several dvds (videos) about this stellar Shimaoka Tatsuzo student. Please feel free to look around the internet, but what is abundantly clear is the international fame of this stand out Mashiko potter. Matsuzaki's prices continue to go up and his chawan are currently selling in the 210,000 yen ($2600) range and more.
This chawan measures 5.6" x 3.5" and is in perfect, unused condition and comes complete with its original, high quality wood storage box.