Morisawa Shozo is a Kutani potter from Ishikawa Prefecture and this
deep purple and yellow glazed chawan was made around 30 years ago and does
not appear to have been used. Because of the shiny surface it proved very
difficult to photograph so I hope that the images above are adequate. You
will note that the chawan is signed within the foot ring and also on the
outside of the box lid, which also has Morisawa’s seal. Inside the lid there
is an inscription, as shown, and what appears to be the original price of
15,000 yen, which would equate to £106.75 at current exchange rate.