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Edo Hagi Chawan by Kanshichi Rikon (Miwa Kyusetsu V)

Edo Hagi Chawan by Kanshichi Rikon (Miwa Kyusetsu V)

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1800: Item # 1312257
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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from the latter part of the Edo period (1615-1868). It was made by the fifth heir of the Miwa kiln: Kanshichi Rikon ( - 1803).

The Miwa family has been one of the most prominent in Hagi pottery. The first potters of the lineage established a kiln near that town in 1663.

The bowl is in very good condition and very well balanced in the hands; a hard to see 15 mm hairline ends at a minute dent, which I believe is a kiln flaw.(see picture 2)

The bowl will be shipped in a fitted kiri wood box, whose lid bears an attestation by Miwa Setsudo (Kyusetsu IX), the father of Living National Treasures Miwa Kyuwa (Kyusetsu X) and Miwa Jusetsu (Kyusetsu XI).

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Dimensions: 10.5 x 9.5 cm (4.2 x 3.8 in)

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Worldwide shipping by EMS, with insurance and tracking: $32
Please understand there might be some delay receiving clearance from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs to ship the plate outside of Japan (standard procedure for expensive artifacts).
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