This Japanese stoneware chawan with its brownish-black glaze is an emblematic piece of the tea ceremony.
Its shape, Tenmoku, designates a bowl with flared sides and an S-shaped rim, historically used in China for drinking tea.
The name is derived from a mountain in China’s Zhejiang province.
This bowl comes from Kyoto, Japan, and still has its original tomobako (the famous paulownia wood box that potters attribute to their finest pieces).
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 12 cm in diameter and 7 cm in height, and is completely unique.