Raku Tea Bowl by Sanyū VI

Artist:Sanyū (Raku VI)Era:EdoPrice:SoldInquire:info@shirakuragallery.com

Raku glazed ceramic. This well-shaped and firmly grounded tea bowl is the work of Sanyū—Kichizaemon VI of the Raku line of potters. Highly regarded in the tea world, Raku bowls are considered the pinnacle of craftsmanship and enjoy a long and respected history beginning with the tea master Sen Rikyu in the 16th century. This bowl was certified as authentic by Kichizaemon X Tannyu sometime between 1826 and 1845 and then later received a certification of quality by Tantansai, the 14th generation Iemoto of Urasenke sometime between 1922 and 1964. It bears the poetic name ‘Winter Pine.’