• Japanese and Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2193

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1028

    An Earthenware Shallow Tea Bowl (Hira-jawan) Named "Ubune" (Cormorant fishing boat)

    BLACK RAKU WARE, EDO PERIOD (17TH-18TH CENTURY) BY 5TH-GENERATION RAKU MASTER SONYU (1664-1716)

    Price Realised  

    An Earthenware Shallow Tea Bowl (Hira-jawan) Named "Ubune" (Cormorant fishing boat)
    Black Raku ware, Edo period (17th-18th century) by 5th-generation Raku master Sonyu (1664-1716)
    Hand-modelled, circular, shallow and wide with compressed disc foot, applied with a glossy black glaze
    2¼in. (5.7cm.) high; 5 3/8in. (13.7cm.) diameter
    Wood boxes authenticated by Raku Kichizaemon IX (Ryonyu; 1756-1834) and Sen Soshitsu XIV (Mugensai; 1839-1964)


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