RAKU (ENJOYMENT) " /> An Earthenware Tea Bowl (<I>Chawan</I>) Named "Sennen'yu" (Friend of a thousand years) , BLACK RAKU WARE, EDO PERIOD (18TH-19TH CENTURY) BY 9TH-GENERATION RAKU MASTER RYONYU (1756-1834), IMPRESSED MARK <I>RAKU</I> (ENJOYMENT) | Christie's
  • Japanese and Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2193

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1034

    An Earthenware Tea Bowl (Chawan) Named "Sennen'yu" (Friend of a thousand years)

    BLACK RAKU WARE, EDO PERIOD (18TH-19TH CENTURY) BY 9TH-GENERATION RAKU MASTER RYONYU (1756-1834), IMPRESSED MARK RAKU (ENJOYMENT)

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    An Earthenware Tea Bowl (Chawan) Named "Sennen'yu" (Friend of a thousand years)
    Black Raku ware, Edo period (18th-19th century) by 9th-generation Raku master Ryonyu (1756-1834), Impressed mark Raku (Enjoyment)
    Hand-modelled, cylindrical with roughly faceted lower body, applied with a lustrous black glaze
    3 1/8in. (8cm.) high; 4½in. (11.6cm.) diameter
    Wood boxes, one signed and sealed by the artist, authenticated by Raku Kichizaemon XIII (Seinyu; 1887-1944) dated 1933, and Sen Sosa XIII (Sokuchusai; 1901-1979)


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