• Japanese and Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2193

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1022

    A Bamboo Tea Scoop (Chashaku) Named "Ima no kokoro" (Person of the day)

    MOMOYAMA PERIOD (16TH CENTURY) BY SEN NO RIKYU (1522-1591)

    Price Realised  

    A Bamboo Tea Scoop (Chashaku) Named "Ima no kokoro" (Person of the day)
    Momoyama period (16th century) by Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591)
    Of highly polished bamboo, the node in the middle of the slender shaft and upper surface grooved
    6 11/16in. (17cm.)
    With two bamboo cases and two wood boxes authenticated by Sen no Sotan (Genpaku: 1578-1658) and Sen Soshitsu XV (Hounsai: b. 1923), letter of authentication and transfer of ownership by Sen Soshitsu VII (Chikuso; 1709-1733), wood boxes authenticated by Sen Soshitsu VIII (Itto; 1719-1771) and Sen Soshitsu XIV (Mugensai; 1893-1964) (2)


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    Provenance

    Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591)
    Sen Sotan (1578-1658)
    Konnichian (Sen Soshitsu family) until Soshitsu VII (1709-1733)