Finest Kyo-yaki tea bowl with a hand painted golden lobster design by famous Japanese artist Sugita Shohei the 4th. It is in mint condition and comes with originally signed and sealed wooden box.
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: 7,7 cm height x 12,2 cm in diameter.