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Antique Raku Chawan by greatest 1st Choraku Ogawa

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1940: Item # 1384890

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Antique Raku Chawan of rarest color, made by the 1st Choraku Ogawa, one of the most legendary potters of the 20th century. The Chawan is in great antique condition and comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box. No chips or repairs. Only natural inborn kiln cracks caused during firing.

Ogawa Choraku was the founder of the Choraku lineage of Raku potters. Choraku studied under Keinyu (11th Raku) and Konyu (12th Raku) of the Raku family, and in 1904, with the support of Konyu, founded his own kiln in Kyoto. He received the name Choraku in 1906, by Choyuken, the head of a very influential tea ceremony association.

In 1933 he won the Blue Ribbon Award of the most famous Japanese Art Exhibition, the Nitten Exhibition.

His works were officially purchased by the Emperor, the Empress, and other loyal families since 1933.

Size: 9 cm height x 11,7 cm in diameter.

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