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Miscellaneous Pottery – SAMUKAWA Yoshitaka: Painted Kosobe Chawan with signed wooden box.


Height: 7.6 cm (3.0 inches)    Diameter: 11.7 cm (4.6 inches)

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Samukawa Yoshitaka was born in 1951 and is a potter who works in Osaka. This type of teabowl is known as Kosobe ware, which was one of the tea wares used in the past by the great tea master, Enshu Kobori. This type of ware is rather untypical of the work stocked but I felt that the brushwork of Samukawa –san was excellent and the image had considerable charm. The bowl shows no real sign of use, although there is a little crazing of the glaze and has Samukawa’s seal within the foot ring.

The box contains an information sheet in Japanese and the calligraphy on the box is to be found down one side.
 

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