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White florals float under the moss green rim of this kutsu-gata Oribe chawan by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The bowl is turned and misshapen; the rim irregular and playful, a cheerful piece for late summer tea with a contemporary feel. It is between 5 and 6 inches (13-15 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in perfect condition. This artist has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Seto, Oribe, Iga and Celadon, all very different approaches which he masters one at a time, extending his unique view of the arts to new realms, and moving on to the next challenge when his appetite and personal genius has been satiated. He was exhibited and prized at the National Japanese Crafts Exhibition (Nihon Dento Kogei Ten), National Ceramics Exhibition (Nihon Togei Ten), Chunichi International Ceramics Exhibition (Chunichi Kokusai Togei Ten) and Asahi Togei Ten among others, and is held in several important international collections. This is part of a collection of Kennin works we have recently acquired.