This chawan will make your eyes shine with its beauty. Wonderful distorted Suhama-gata (shoreline type) Chawan of Arita ware with finest golden lines of a real high class kintsugi. Different shades of purple make this Chawan from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) to a truely incomparable piece of art.
No chips or cracks.
Size: 6,5 x1 2,5 cm
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Located in western Saga prefecture, Arita is the original home of Japanese...
A very aesthetically pleasing Japanese high-quality and mystic Raku Chawan with a rarely seen jade green glaze.
Iridescent green and white tinges rise up like some deep space cloud on the meteoric surface of this sugi-nari shaped (Cedar shape) chawan. It dates back to the early stage of the 20th century (Meiji Period). This exceptional bowl is part of our family collection since the 1940ies. The extraordinary beauty of this bowl enhances every collection.
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Japanese Yama Chawan (literally 'Mountain Tea Bowl'), biscuit firing ware with impressive natural glaze and slightly distorted form. It dates back to the Kamakura Period (1185 - 1333). Highlight is big golden Foo Dog which was added by a former owner as a kind of Kintsugi to close a damage on the inside surface. Such typ of Kintsugi is definitely rare.
You can also find traces of the famous kai-yu glaze on this excavated piece, which makes it to a true historic-cultural highlight.
Stunning Japanese golden Tenmoku Chawan of Kyo Yaki. The brown pottery is covered with a gorgeous gold glaze and shows a wonderful crazing. It dates back to the later Meiji Period (1868-1912) and is in greatest antique condition with no chips or cracks.
Kyo-yaki is a type of Japanese pottery. It is a generic name given to pottery made in Kyoto, such as Awataguchi-yaki (Awataguchi pottery) and Omuro-yaki (Omuro pottery). Most Kyo-yaki ceramics are made with an overglaze painting tech...
Utsushi Aka-raku tea bowl called 'Seppo' (snow on the mountain peak) made by great contemporary artist Shoraku Sasaki. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box. This Seppo Bowl is a replica of the famous tea bowl made by Honami Koetsu (see last picture), who was one of the most famous artists during the Edo period (1600's). He was known as the 'Da Vinci' of Japan. The original item, designated as an important culture asset, has been currently maintained at the Hatakeyama Memo...
Slightly distorted cylinder shaped (tsuzu) tea bowl with straight walls, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife around the foot ring.
The bowl was partly covered with black iron oxide glaze of the non glossy type (preferable!) and then covered with a black glaze in the style of a Seto-guro bowl. On the other half it is decorated with two oxcart wheels. This beautiful Chawan was made in the 19th century during the Edo Pe...
Kuwata Takuro makes the most characteristic pottery we have ever seen, and when you look at this spectacular piece it is easy to understand why.
This is his Ki-Ji Kinsai Chawan which comes with his originally with his seal, calligraphy and fingerprint signed wooden box.
Takuro surely needs no introduction. He was born in 1981 in Hiroshima and graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at Kyoto Saga University in 2001. After that he started studying under Susumu Zaima in 20...
A wonderful modelled Aka Raku tea bowl covered with a red and black glaze - made by legendary 12th generation Kichizaemon Kônyû (1857-1932). His childhood name was Kozaburo, later became Kicho (or, Yoshinaga). He was the eldest son of Keinyu, the eleventh generation master. In 1871, he succeeded the family business and became the generation master. In 1919 he retired and took the name as Kônyû. He enjoyed his retirement in practicing tea ceremony and writing haiku. His Aka (red) Raku ware...
Kuro-Raku Chawan by the 11th generation Keinyu Kichizaemon (1817-1902) enclosed in its originally signed and sealed wooden box.
This Raku chawan is particularly endowed with a structural power deriving from simple composition of features of a bowl - another reminiscence of the earlier generations of this unique family of artists.
Apart from being expertly formed and bestowed with symbolic imagery, this piece has the added distinction of being created by Raku XI Keinyu, the...
Kuwata Takuro makes the most characteristic pottery we have ever seen, and when you look at this spectacular piece it is easy to understand why.
It has Tomo everything - artist's history, wrapping cloth, a silk pouch and a with his fingerprint signed wooden box.
Takuro surely needs no introduction. He was born in 1981 in Hiroshima and graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at Kyoto Saga University in 2001. After that he started studying under Susumu Zaima in 2002. Curr...
Slightly distorted shoe shaped - Kutsugata tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay during the Edo Period (1603-1868). The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part.
In the style of Oribe-Kuro bowls the bowl was covered with a black glaze which was not achieved by hikidashi (pulling the red hot bowl from the kiln) but by adding cobalt the the iron oxide glaze.
A window on the side was left unglazed and was deco...
Here is another sophisticated Karatsu Chawan, which represents the wabi sabi philosophy of Japan at its best with expected impressions of roughness, austerity and intimacy.
This Karatsu-yaki tea bowl with its wonderful surface is about 80-90 years old.
It comes with its from the artist originally signed and sealed wooden box.
No chips or cracks.
Size: 6,9 cm height x 14,1 cm in diameter.Free shipping
Perfectly shaped Ko-Seto Chawan dating back to the mid Edo Period (1603-1868). The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical white, feldspatic Shino type glaze. It differs from the Mino Shino glaze by being glossier due to a higher ash content
The importance of this sublime tea bowl is underlined by the fact that it was equipped with a tailor made double box and by the fact that the box bears the attestation of a tea master who judged that this bowl was made during the Edo Pe...
Superb Mashiko Pottery Tea Bowl by greatest British artist Bernard Leach. It was made around 1955 and it comes with its originally signed wooden box in mint condition. A must have for all collectors of Japanese tea bowls and other important ceramics and for Mingei connaisseurs.
Size: appro. 7 cm height x 12,3 cm in diameter.
Bernard Leach, in full Bernard Howell Leach, (born January 5, 1887, Hong Kong—died May 6, 1979, St. Ives, Cornwall, England...
This magnificent Oni Azami chawan is a perfect embodiment of the tradition of Japanese pottery by legendary master and modern avangarde artist Suzuki Goro, mint condition and enclosed in its original signed wood box and a hand painted cloth by the artist himself.
Oni means demon, in Japanese, and azami is the name of a famous flower in Japan (thistle in English) with an explosive charakter. Oni Azami.
Suzuki Goro surely needs no introduction. Suzuki is one of those once in...
Perhaps you have already tried to find one of the rare pieces of Ando Minoru. I guess you did not find it on the free market. Today you will find it here. A quite spectacular vase made in the form of a dark iron glazed Tokoname pot inside a shattered crucible by multi-talented Ando Minoru enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
Intentional or not Ando is not talking. The vase certainly exudes the Japanese aesthetic of lack of intention. The dark smooth iron clashes violently wit...
One of the most attractive chawan by Ohi Chozaemon VIII (Choraku) (1902-1991) I have seen. It was made around 30 years ago in the style of Raku.
The Chozaemon family of potters has been associated with the world of the Japanese tea ceremony since the 17th century.
The Chozaemon lineage started with Hodoan (1631-1712), apprentice to the fourth heir of the Raku family of potters. In 1666, he accompanied Senso Shoshitsu (1622-1697), the fourth heir of the Urasenke school of ...
Very sophisticated Korean Celadon Tea Bowl made by greatest Han Ji Xiong around 30 years ago. Plum trees are hand-painted on the body.
The bowl is in mint condition. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box and with a profile of the artist.
Size: 5,5 cm height x 15 cm in diameter.Free shipping
Sophisticated Hagi Chawan by Living National Treasure Miwa Kyusetsu X (Kyuwa) (1885-1981) with warekodai made 70 years ago.
Many of Miwa's chawan have a split cross footring called a warekodai that was favored by busho chajin (warrior tea men); it traces its origins to Korean chawan. This chawan has a rare warekodai with only one split.
Miwa Kyusetsu X was a member of the group around Rosansin an Arakawa, which revived the momoyama ceramic. He is a legendary figure, and r...
From our family collection of Japanese art from Living National Treasures: perfectly shaped Bizen Chawan from legendary Kaneshige Toyo (1896 - 1967). It was made 55 years ago and is in absolutely great condition.
Born into the Kaneshige family, one of the six kilns of Bizen, as the son of wakigama-style potter Kaneshige Baiyo, Toyo was trained by his father from early childhood and became adept at pottery techniques, with handicrafts and engraved ornaments being his particular speci...
A true masterpiece vase covered in the trademark sansai glazes of Ningenkokuho Tokuda Yasokichi III (Masahiko) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A superb example of the work of this Living National Treasure.
Designated Living National Treasure in 1997 for his supremacy in the use of Kutani glazes, Yasokichi (1933-2009), born Masahiko, has gone a step further than many National Treasures by broadening his spectrum with a new style of Kutani ware. Masahiko graduated from ...
Splendid and absolutely rare double vase of old Karatsu-yaki. It has a vivid Chosen-Karatsu glaze, and the grandiose embellishment of color creates a sublime sense of tension between the dark glazed and color infusion.
This very decorative vase was made around the mid 19th century (late Edo Period).
Very good antique condition with only a light crack of glaze on the back of the white top, which enforces the all over wabi-sabi look.
Size: 23 cm height x 25 cm w...
Mint Oni-Hagi masterpiece chawan by star potter Seigan Yamane. This extraordinary tea bowl is covered by wonderful different shades of white glaze and a few shades of purple on brown pottery. In my opinion it is the one of the most aesthetic chawans that he made. The seal of the artist is stamped on the bottom.
Seigan Yamane was born in 1952, and started making Hagi ware in 1987. And then, he started his own pottery in 1992 and has ever been awarded a lot of prizes for his great wor...
Slightly distorted cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of fine, light, unrefined Mino clay, containining a little iron oxide. Shape and style make it appear contemporary with the late Oribe bowls. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black oniita engobe inside and outside - with the exception of the bottom - over which a white, feldspatic Shino glaze has been poured. Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding was left unglazed. The decoration was scratched into the ...
Unusual Japanese Edo Period (1603-1868) Mino-Yaki Tea Bowl, rough and wild with a Chinese Tang Dynasty reminding Sancai green glaze and a splendid wabi-sabi atmosphere.
It has very aesthetically pleasing natural inborn kiln cracks, very heavy (0,5 kg) and ready for use for the tea ceremony. This tea bowl is a delight to hold in the hand
Great antique condition with no repairs.
Size: 7,3 cm height x 13,5 cm in diameter.Free shipping
Wonderful Japanese Kutani Celadon statue of Sen no Rikyū (千利休, 1522 – April 21, 1591), the mastermind of chanoyu, the Japanese Way of Tea. It was made during the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) by an unknown artist of Kutani. There is his seal. The statue has a fine Celadon crazing with no cracks or repairs.
Size: 19 cm height x 18 cm width
Sen no Rikyū (千利休, 1522 – April 21, 1591), also known simply as Rikyū, is considered the histor...
Exceptional and very important Edo period chawan by legendary master potter Hirasawa Kuro (1772-1840), a famous Samurai and potter who produced tea ceremony ware for the Tokugawa clan in Nagoya. His work is rare and mostly exhibited in Japanese museums.
The bowl comes with the original silk shifuku and its antique fitted lacquered box. It does present a couple of aesthetic repairs and a very fine hairline running from the mouth rim, but that is not unusual for that kind of fragil...
From our collection of unique Japanese Tea Bowls we present you another rare piece of art: a Japanese Wan-Nari Chawan with Urushi lacquer, shaped in wabi-sabi tradition in the 19th century (late Edo Period 1603-1868). Wan Nari (椀形) Chawan are quite rare and a fine addition to any collection of Japanese Chawan. It is the only one we were able to acquire in the 20th century.
No chips or cracks.
Size: 7,5 cm height x 16,5 cm in diameter.Free shipping.
Really rare! A finest piece of art, a Yuzu-Hada (like citron peel)-Chawan with celadon glaze from 1970, made by Living National Treasure Uichi Shimizu (1926 - 2004). It comes with no chips or cracks with its originally signed and sealed wooden box a cloth with his seal.
Size: 7,5 cm height x 15,9 cm in diameter.
Born in Kyoto in 1926, Shimizu Uichi was one of the foremost Kyoto-based artists of his time. Having studied under Living National Treasure Ishiguro Munemaro (189...
A late 16th.century Azushi-Momoyama Period (1573–1600) vase in elegantly-shaped meiping form, with a gradual outward curve on the shoulder, with short-knopped neck, incised beneath the greenish-yellow / olive glaze.
The vase is decorated with kanji letters. It is written, that this vase is a tribute to the art which was made during the great Einin-Era.
A similar vase - but made during the Kamakura Period - was also part of our collection (item number 0083) and is sold al...
One of a kind. Wonderful and important Chinese Hawksbill Tortoise Tenmoku Chawan from the Jizhou kiln of Southern Sung. It has a wonderful crazing and still vivid colours. The tea bowl was part of the collection of Dr. Walther von Krenner, one of the best connaisseurs of Asian Art in the world and writer of several books on Chinese and Japanese ceramics.
It comes with a tailor made Japanese wooden box from a former owner. The Hakogaki reads: Tenmoku Wan Sung Jidai Uichi kan (Tenmoku...
Mint Oni-Hagi masterpiece chawan with notched foot by star potter Seigan Yamane. This extraordinary tea bowl is covered by wonderful different shades of white and light green glaze. In my opinion it is the one of the most aesthetic chawans that he made. The seal of the artist is stamped on the bottom.
Seigan Yamane was born in 1952, and started making Hagi ware in 1987. And then, he started his own pottery in 1992 and has ever been awarded a lot of prizes for his great work....
Here is another stunning chawan from our collection, a Nogime (hare's fur) Tenmoku tea bowl from the Jian Kilns - made in the Southern Song era (Chinese: 南宋; 1127–1279). Such tea bowls were one of the first tea bowls in Japan, which came together with the first tea from China.
Little refined iron bearing clay, with iron oxide, thrown into the typical tenmoku shape. The bowl was tilted a little in the sagger so the flat pool of glaze inside is a little tilted, too - one of the...
Mint Oni-Hagi masterpiece chawan with notched foot by star potter Seigan Yamane. This extraordinary tea bowl is covered by wonderful different shades of white glaze and a few shades of purple on brown pottery. In my opinion it is the one of the most aesthetic chawans that he made. The seal of the artist is stamped on the bottom.
Seigan Yamane was born in 1952, and started making Hagi ware in 1987. And then, he started his own pottery in 1992 and has ever been awarded a lot of prizes...
Sublime ceramic Kannon statue of old Kutani-yaki made by one of the greatest potters, Aoki Mokubei. The statue is 200 years old and in great antique condition with only a small repair on the right hand with transparent lacquer and only one! tiny spot with peeling of glaze. The all over glaze is spectacular.
Aoki Mokubei (1767-1833 ) was born in the Gion district of Kyoto as Aoki Sahei. From childhood, he was a disciple of the well known artist and Confucianist Kou Fuyou, who had a...
Sophisticated Bizen Tokkuri (Sake flask) made by one of the best artists of Bizen-yaki, the 2nd. Rakuzan Fujiwara (1910-1996). The Tokkuri was made 50 years ago and is still in mint condition. The surface is covered with natural glaze created with ash.
It fits also perfect as a small vase for a tea room and the tea ceremony.
The 2nd Rakuzan Fujiwara was designated as a Human Intangible Cultural Treasure of Okoyama Prefecture in 1953.
The Tokkuri comes with its o...
This is a unicum! We like to offer you one of the highlights of our collection. A very fine and aesthetically pleasing Karatsu Tea Bowl from the early stage of the Edo Period (1603-1868).
It has one of the most beautiful Kintsugi repairs we have ever seen. A mixture of lacquer and gold powder showing a traditional Karakusa pattern. There is no comparable bowl - a real unicum.
The 'kara' of Karakusa means 'China', while 'kusa' means 'plant'. The Karakusa pattern came to J...
A shiny golden Kyo-yaki tea bowl in mint condition made by the great Kyo artist Eika Miyaji 25 years ago. Red and white plum trees are hand painted on the body. This is definitely the most beautiful work of Eika Miyaji we have ever seen.
The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom. His work was often published in great books (please refer to the last picture)
No chips or cracks - mint.
Size: 9 cm height x 10,1 cm in diameter.Free shipping
We like to offer you a sophisticated Hagi Chawan, made during the early Meiji Era (1868-1912), perfectly thrown and highlighted with an old gold restoration, a fantastic gintsugi (kintsugi) which makes our Hagi tea bowl so valuable and outstanding.
It comes with a good Japanese wooden box.
Size: 8,2 cm height x 12,9 cm in diameter.Free shipping.
A magnificent Kuro Oribe Chawan of larger size and wonderful shape, made during the end of the Edo period (1615-1868). This kind of shoe-shaped bowl is called kutsu-chawan. It is a design often found in Oribe ware, which presents some of the most free forms and decorations in the world of tea potteries.
The bowl is in great condition, considered its age. It will be shipped in a high class and fitted wooden box.
Size: 7,3 cm hight x 14 cm in diameter.Free shipping...
A real piece of art: Shino-Oribe Tea Bowl from the early Edo Period (around 1620, early 17th century). It is a shoe shaped Kutsugata Chawan covered with a whitish Shino-Oribe glaze over an iron oxide engobe in two quarter sections, where a triangle has been scratched into the dark engobe. The other two opposite quarters show a decoration of two squares in the style of mimasu - three squares.
The roughly cut foot ring and its surrounding show the typical little refined Mino clay. Th...
We continue our presentation of Ohi chawan (Ohi tea bowls) with yet another sublime vessel, a true eye-catcher made at the end of the Meiji Period around 1910. It's a unique Ohi Chawan which seems to be a kuro Raku bowl, but it isn't. With its sophisticated shape and its mesmerizing play of predator pattern inside its outstanding.
Ohi ware is indeed closely related to Raku; the first Ohi potter was the son of Raku III, Donyu, and apprenticed to the fourth Raku master, Ichinyu. In Ka...
We like to present you this Korean Hori Mishima tea bowl for the Japanese Tea ceremony, made in the late 16th/early 17th century.
It is a low wan shaped tea bowl. Its expertly thrown body with its lower part was trimmed with a potters knife and shaped into the typical Korean bamboo node foot, creating a chirimen (crepe de chine) effect at the bottom. The bowl is decorated on the inside with an incised fish bone pattern and stamped flowers, both filled with a white engobe. On the out...
Perfectly shaped Kuro Raku Chawan of Nitten Exhibition Potter Kiraku Kuzu with a beautiful jet black glaze. The Chawan was made 30 years ago.
It is in mint condition and comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box and an appraisal of the famous Japanese Daitokji Temple, which makes this Chawan very special.
No chips or cracks.
Size: 8,5 cm height x 12 cm in diameter.Free shipping.
Here is magnificent example of the beauty of Raku ware, a pottery tradition born more than 400 years ago in the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, from the collaboration between great tea master Sen Rikyu (1522-1591) and a potter named Chojiro ( - 1592), the forebear of the great Raku family of potters.
Sublime half cylinder shaped (Hanzutsu) tea bowl with a rounded brim, in the typical hand built style of the Raku family. The body is fully covered with a white engobe before the red...
Mint Oni-Hagi masterpiece chawan with notched foot by star potter Seigan Yamane. This extraordinary tea bowl is covered by wonderful different shades of orange-red glaze on brown pottery. In my opinion it is the one of the most aesthetic chawans that he made. The seal of the artist is stamped on the bottom. We have a similar chawan with greenish glaze - same price.
Seigan Yamane was born in 1952, and started making Hagi ware in 1987. And then, he started his own pottery in 1992 and ...
Surely an extraordinary confluence of circumstances must have come into alignment in order to bring this remarkable composition into existence. Done in the Korai style - referring to the heavy influence from Korean forms and glazing - this exquisite late Momoyama/early Edo period (1590-1620) Karatsu-ware tea bowl is really rare.
Regular formed wan shaped, showing fine finger marks from throwing. The iron bearing clay remained unglazed at the footring and its surrounding area, which ...
Here is a really rare example of Ko-Agano-yaki from the early Edo Period (1600-1630) with a fine Kintsugi gold repair: regular wan shaped Ko-Agano tea bowl, showing very fine slightfinger marks from throwing.
The foot ring has been cut with a potters knife on a hand wheel. A glaze of rice straw ash has been poured with a laddle, while the potter held the bowl at the unglazed foot. Its unglazed finger marks show a fine, little iron bearing clay of a brownish color. The foot ring is ...
This is definitely the best work by modern avangarde artist Hiramatsu Ryoma and it demonstrates his creative imagination and challenges the traditional boundaries of what defines a tea bowl.
He surely needs no introduction. Ryoma is one of those once in 500 years' type of artists. He is a potter who goes beyond that usual appellation. He has developed his own way of expressing himself through ceramics.
For Hiramatsu a chawan should be a kokoro-utuswa, a 'place' in which t...
What a great Chawan! Wan shaped tea bowl made of light, refined and soft Mino clay, which contains a little iron oxide. The fastly but expertly thrown body inside and outside, with the exception of the bottom (including the finely thrown foot ring) is covered with a transparent ash glaze, which turned to yellow due to the iron oxide in the clay.
In 5 areas of the tea bowl are highlights in green copper oxide in the tradition of the Mino Ki-Seto. The chawan shows a lot of fantastic t...
Wonderful Tobe Chawan with a fantastic glaze, made by the great 3rd Rakuzan Tamai (1924-1990) about 50 years ago. Rakuzan Tamai was accepted several times at the Nitten Exhibition in Japan. His work is part of the imperial houshold as well.
In mid 18th century Tobe ware was started in Ehime prefecture, Japan, and in the end of the 19th century, there was an increase in the production of tableware for export to South East Asia. Nowadays such type of Chawan is hard to find.
Another wonderful example of the beauty of Shino-yaki from the early Edo Period: Little deformed cylinder (hazutsu) shaped, in the style of shino ware - the bowl shows finger marks from throwing; foot ring and bottom have been cut with a potters knife. Typical for a Nezumi-Shino shino bowl, the light, unrefined Mino clay has been covered with an iron bearing engobe - with the exception of the bottom area.
A floral decoration on the wall and a circle inside near the brim has been i...
So unique: fantastic light blue Celadon porcelain tea bowl by master potter Makoto Wakao.
Wakao Makoto was born in 1959 in the city of Tajimi (current Gifu prefecture), one of Japan’s great ceramic center known for Mino-yaki (Mino ware). He studied industrial design and at 24 was selected for the Asahi Journal Exposition and the exposition of the Japanese Traditional Crafts Association. Since 1998 his works have been frequently exposed at the famous Kuroda Toen gallery in Ginza, ...
This expertly crafted Chawan was made by great contemporary artist Kobayashi Takeharu, born in 1944. It is an elegant example of the beauty of Shino ware, a four hundred year old tradition that has produced some of the most spectacular tea ceremony vessels. This is a sober yet enchanting piece that craves to be held and used. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box and a profile of the potter.
Kobayashi Takeharu has exposed all over Japan. His kiln is located in To...
A wonderful hand-modelled Aka Raku tea bowl with compressed ring foot and covered with a red and black glaze - made by legendary 12th generation Kichizaemon Kônyû (1857-1932). His childhood name was Kozaburo, later became Kicho (or, Yoshinaga). He was the eldest son of Keinyu, the eleventh generation master. In 1871, he succeeded the family business and became the generation master. In 1919 he retired and took the name as Kônyû. He enjoyed his retirement in practicing tea ceremony and wri...
Slightly distorted half cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) chawan with a rounded brim, made of light, refined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was only slightly trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part. The shape is of a type frequently found in early Shino bowls.
Under the semi-opaque Shino glaze is a decoration of criss-cross lines representing grass and something which maybe a landscape, executed in iron-bearing clay (oniita).
This is a typical piece of the Ogama ty...
From our collection of Japanese Chawan with Christian Cross design: highly distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl with a rounded brim, made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay. The expertly thrown body was trimmed with a potter's knife in its lower part around the foot ring.
In the style of Seto kuro bowls this Chawan was covered with a light brown glaze. On one side the sign of a Christian (Maltese) cross was left unglazed and was covered with a transparent ash glaze....
Wonderful distorted shoe shaped (kutsugata) tea bowl made of light, fine, unrefined Mino clay. Shape and style make it appear contemporary with the late Oribe bowls. The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black oniita engobe inside and outside - with the exception of the bottom - over which a white, feldspatic Shino glaze has been poured.
Just the foot ring and its immediate surrounding was left unglazed. The decoration scratched into the iron oxide engobe is very uniq...
Rare Kiyomizu Nodate Summer tea bowl with fantastic hand-painting, made during the Japanese Meiji Period (1868-1912).
This summer bowl is in great condition with no chips or cracks.
Size: 7,3 cm height x 8,1 cm in diameter.
The history of Kiyomizu ware began approximately 400 hundred years ago. Kyoto was the center of culture and the biggest economic market at the time, which led it to feature pottery from all over Japan. In the 16th century, tea ceremony bec...
Only very little distorted half cylinder shaped (hanzutsu) tea bowl made of light, coarse, unrefined Mino clay.
The expertly thrown body is covered with the typical black iron oxide glaze inside and outside. A 'window' on the side has been left unglazed for decoration in iron oxide engobe under a clear ash glaze in two different technics: on the left in nezumi shino style are hanging persimmons (hoshikaki) scratched into the engobe and on the right a tea room window and a plum blosso...