This Japanese stoneware chawan with shino glaze was handcrafted in Japan by a skilled potter.
The satin-finish, semi-opaque glaze reveals the color of the clay. Ginkgo leaves are painted in a metallic brown tone.
This is a wan nari bowl: it has the same profile as turned wooden bowls.
The potter’s signature is engraved on the outer base of the foot.
This one has a wa-kodai shape: it is simply composed of a circle.
You’ll receive it in a wooden box known as a tomobako. It is created at the same time as the ceramic, and its description is inscribed on the lid. Chawan in their original tomobako are the most sought-after.
Accidentally broken, I restored it using traditional Japanese lacquer, called Urushi, and 24-carat gold.
You can reuse this bowl to drink your favorite tea, or simply keep it as an object to admire.
It measures 11.5 cm in diameter and 8 cm in height, and is completely unique.
The Ginkgo leaf has been the symbol of the city of Tokyo since 1989. The tree is frequently planted near Shinto shrines.
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