A wonderful modelled Kuro Raku tea bowl covered with a beautiful 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 Kuro Raku wares are famous for their skillful art, using double layering glazes. He is also well known for his Aka (red) Raku ceramics and his dynamic use of spatula.
This superb bowl, made more than 100 years ago, is one of Kônyû’s finest and most iconic creations. It highlights his honed sense of proportion, tactility, and color balance. And, another highlight, parts of the rim are covered with Kintsugi gold.
The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom. The original wooden box with the signature of the potter is also included.
Size: 8,5 cm height x 11,5 cm in diameter.