Another Hagi Chawan of the Koraizaemon family in our collection: wonderful Hagi tea bowl made by the 9th generation Saka Koraizaemon (1849-1921) during the Meiji Period. Fine and aesthetic Kintsugi gold restauration. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wood box and signed and sealed authentication documents.
Size: 3,1'' height x 5 '' in diameter.
The first Hagi wares, a glazed, high-fired stoneware, originated with the Korean potter Li Kyong. He was brought back to Japan by Lord Mori Terumoto after the invasion of Korea in 1593. Many potting centers in Western Japan, such as Agano, Takatori and Satsuma, date their beginnings to the same period and for the same reasons. Local daimyo were not only focused on war activities but also on the world in a chashitsu (tea hut) and were intent on setting up potteries to supply the needed chadogu (tea utensils). Li made pots in the same manner of Korean peasant bowls, those which later came to be called Ido Chawan. He changed his name to Koraizaemon and took the family name Saka; this potting dynasty is still active in Hagi today. In the year Kanbun 3 (1663) a new kiln was founded near Hagi in Matsumoto by the first Kyusetsu, Miwa Chubei Toshisada. Both his and the Saka family served the Mori daimyo until the Meiji Restoration (1868).
Awesome Japanese Shino-Oribe Chawan 750 $
We present another awesome Shino-Oribe Chawan from our collection: Greyish-whithe glaze amalgamates with a wild and roughly thrown body and a still vivid and strong glaze. It is very heavy for a tea bowl, almost 500g. Please note that there is also an interesting kiln mark.
The chawan dates from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) and comes with a very good wood box.
Size: 3,7'' height x 5,3'' in diameter. No chips, cracks, repairs.
Antique Tenmoku Chawan with Namako Glaze 450 $
Very fine example of a Japanese Kiyomizu Tenmoku Chawan with aesthetic Namako (sea cucumber) glaze. It was made around 1900 and is in perfect antique condition. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Size: 7,1 cm height x 13 cm in diameter. Wooden box available for 30 USD.
Shiro Hira Raku Chawan by greatest Kichizaemon Konyu XII 4500 $ sold
One of a kind! Wonderful Shiro-Hira Raku Natsu (Summer) Chawan made and sealed by greatest Kichizaemon Konyu XII.
The wooden box has an attestation written by Sokuchusai, the 13th Omotesenke master. The chawan is named shira-kumo, white clouds.
No chips or cracks except natural inborn and intended kiln cracks for a great wabi-sabi aura.
Born 1857 as the eldest son of Keinyû, he succeeded as the 12th generation in 1871 at the age of 15. He took the name of Kônyû at his retirement in 1919. He was confronted with difficulties together with his father when he succeeded to the house, since the tea cult was still in decline at the dawn of the modernization of the Meiji period. His stylistic characteristics are less varied, and his work is over all rather reserved, though the use of trimming to the decorative effect as well as his red Raku glaze, varied in tone and shade, is highly characteristic of Kônyû's work.
Size: 6,2 cm height x 13,2 cm in diameter.