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Large and bold yakishime wood fired chawan by Konno Haruo with crisp facets and a wide array of ash effects enveloping the bowl. The exterior is painted with wet and drier ash with the rear having a reddish, purple that accentuates the facets and makes them come to life. The interior and lip are covered in a wet ash that has a wonderful depth and at times you expect the ash to pour out of the chawan as if it were liquid. the bottom of the bowl and kodai are crisply cut and are also finished off in a variety of effects and make for a bowl that fits well in the hands. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that the surface is entirely natural, shizen-yu.
Created by yakishime specialist, Konno haruo, this chawan is in excellent, original condition with its signed wood box and measures a generous 13.6 x 9+ cm in size.
I put up a short slideshow video of this piece on Youtube which you can find by doing a search for Konno Haruo.