19c Raku CHAWAN tea ceremony bowl ISHIYAMA-DERA by WARAKU
Listed Price $325.00
19th century Japanese ceramic chawan (tea bowl) for tea ceremony with light cream glaze and underglaze blue decoration of a moon rising over a Buddhist mountain temple. Inscribed in underglaze black with 3 characters which translate as ISHIYAMA-DERA (“Stone Mountain Temple”) - a Shingon temple in Otsu (Shiga Prefecture) and the thirteenth stop of the Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage. Superb free painting with strong Zen feeling, wonderful potting of shiro Raku (white Raku) body. Stamped by the foot with potter’s seal reading WARAKU. The Waraku kiln in Kyoto has continually produced chawan for tea ceremony for close to 200 years, currently run by the 8th generation Waraku potter. Well-used with expected staining and a few bare spots on the lip, in great condition overall. Comes with a new tomobako (wooden storage box) and old indigo dyed wrapping cloth. Diameter 4 3/8 inches, height 3 1/8 inches.
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