Tadahiko Nakanishi Summer Tea Bowls | Akahada Summer Style | Fired Japanese Pottery Bowl | Contemporary
This pair of beautifully hand formed Chawan (tea ceremony bowl), Akahada Summer Style by Tadahiko Nakanishi. All of his works are made from local clay that’s dug and processed near his studio, leading to an unusual rustic aesthetic. This wide-topped and short silhouette tea bowl is finished with a thin white paste and with carved grasses seen through the finishing glaze. The white glaze being thin allows the brown pottery base to show through the finish. This is an excellent summer bowl which allows tea to cool easily with the wide surface to give a cool feeling while drinking summer tea. Incised stamp on the beautifully formed foot. Heisei period and in beautiful original condition. Incised Impression on the bottom.Dimensions: 4-1/8” dia x 1 7/8h”.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection