Condition: Excellent

Japanese Hand-formed Shino Stoneware | Chawan Teabowl | 1960

A Shino tea bowl is widely considered to have its own unparalleled kind of beauty with its thick, white, feldspathic glaze and spontaneous decoration in iron underglaze. This piece, as with others of this family, have an unmistakable sense of softness and naturalness. It is beautifully textured with a natural bleeding of the brown and white glazes. The piece is a “winter” teabowl, and has a low footring, and is signed on the bottom by Higashi Azuma. Age: 1960s. Kiriwood box used to protect the piece. Dimensions: 16-0”cir. / 5-0”dia. x 3-1/2”h.

Additional Information—

Shino pottery originated in the Mino Province (modern-day Gifu Prefecture) from the time of Japan’s artistic “renaissance” in the late sixteenth century. Shino ware was so highly prized by tea masters and connoisseurs of old pottery because of the purity of its white surface, and its warm, quiet charm. Its finish is the result of the firing in the kiln, and one of the most natural processes used in pottery making. Shino ware is the spirit of tea, complimenting the simplicity of the tea house, and the essence of Japanese pottery.

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