Ohi Chozaemon X (b. 1927) Amber Chawan for Tea Ceremony Wabi Sabi
Supplied with the original wooden box and leaflet.
Ohi Chozaemon Toyasai X belongs to the important lineage of Ohi family potters who specialize in tea ceramics.
Recently he was succeeded by his son, Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI, as the head of the Ohi family.
Ohi Chozaemon X is widely known as one of the best contemporary Japanese ceramists who was awarded with the Order of Cultural Merit from the Emperor of Japan.
The history of Ohi family dates back to 1666 when Lord Maeda Toshitsuna invited the tea master Senso Soshitsu and the potter Chozaemon Hodoan (1630–1712) to his court in Kanazawa where he became Ohi Chozaemon I.
He studied with Raku Kichizaemon IV in Kyoto and thus, his tea wares are closely associated with Raku ware. Later in Meiji Period, tea ware made by the Ohi family was used exclusively by the Maeda clan for tea ceremonies.
3.1in. (7.8cm.) high;
4.4in. (11.3cm.) diameter;
No chips, no cracks.