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Classical kohiki, powdered slip chawan by Ogawa Tetsuo (b.1937). Rich full form that makes for an exceptional chawan with a fine lip and excellent kodai with some crinkled clay peaking through the slip as if emerging from melting clay, the potters forever frozen in the base of the bowl where the pot was dipped in slip. Simple and complex at the same time.
Though subtle, there is a power to kohiki ware that is most time lost in simple illustrations. Ogawa Tetsuo is considered to be one of the pre-eminent Kohiki specialists of the 20th century and has been illustrated in a number of works including the major reference work, "The Encyclopedia of the Best 100 Chawan Makers" from which the page photo was taken. His works are widely exhibited in Japan and abroad and there are very few potters who process the sensitivity to the medium in the way Ogawa has been able to.
This chawan measures 5.25" x 3" and is in excellent condition with signed box and tea cloth.