This is a wonderful aesthetic Japanese high-class porcelain tea bowl of Kyo ware, which was made by the 1st class potter and artist, the 4th Shohei Sugita (1942-) about 40 years ago.
Highlight is the hand-painted plum tree decoration.
The seal of his kiln (Seikanji kiln) is stamped on the bottom. The original wooden storage box with the signature of the potter is also included.
Sugita Shohei was born 1942 as the 4th generation of the Sugita family, which inherited the Seikanji kiln established by the 1st generation Kikujiro in the early Meiji era with the approval of the Seikanji family of former counts.
Studied ceramics under the 3rd generation Sugita Shohei. Further, had the 14th generation Kakunyu from the Raku family as a mentor. Studied for many years and became the 4th generation Shohei in 1997.
Also permitted to enter the Urasenke estate and received the Seikanji kiln’s round seal from the Urasenke master Hounsai.
Size: 9 cm height x 10 cm in diameter.