Perfectly shaped Kuro Kyo-Yaki Chawan from the Showa Period by great artist Rikobei Kiyomizu the 6th, made 50 years ago. It comes with his originally signed and sealed wooden box.
Rokubei VI (1901-1980) the eldest son of Rokubei V, graduated from the Kyoto City School of Art and Craft and Kyoto Municipal College of Painting before apprenticing with his father from 1925. That same year, he entered his first competition. His career was to be marked by success in exhibitions including numerous awards at the Bunten, Teiten and Nitten. He was later frequently selected as a judge and director of these national exhibitions. He enjoyed international acclaim, showing pieces at exhibitions, having his works join museum collections and winning awards in Belgium, the USSR, France and Italy. He was made a member of the Japan Art Academy in 1962 and awarded the Order of Cultural Merit in 1976.
Both before and after he became Rokubei VI in 1945, he participated in efforts to promote young artists by founding a variety of organizations. He was one of 'the first wave of 'individualist' potters in contemporary Japanese history' known for his unique pieces and innovations. He created new glazes in 1953 and 1971, and invented a new firing technique in 1955. He was skilled at various Japanese and non-Japanese styles of pottery and praised for his versatility.
His work is world wide exhibited, for example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
No chips, no cracks.
Size: 9,8 cm height x 9,6 cm in diameter.