• Japanese and Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2193

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1035

    An Earthenware Tea Bowl (Chawan) Named "Chidori" (Plover)

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

    Price Realised  

    An Earthenware Tea Bowl (Chawan) Named "Chidori" (Plover)
    Black Raku ware, Edo period (17th-18th century) by 5th-generation Raku master Sonyu (1664-1716)
    Hand-modelled, cylindrical on a compressed disc foot, applied with a flecked matte black glaze
    3 3/8in. (8.6cm.) high; 4 3/8in. (11.3cm.) diameter
    With old wood box dated (mizunoto-mi), giving name and signed with kao (cursive monogram), outer box authenticated, signed by Raku Kichizaemon XV (b. 1949), dated 1977


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