• Japanese and Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2193

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1036

    An Earthenware Tea Bowl (Chawan) Named "Yuki no tomo" (Friend of snow)

    BLACK RAKU WARE, EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY) BY 6TH-GENERATION RAKU MASTER SANYU (1685-1739)

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    An Earthenware Tea Bowl (Chawan) Named "Yuki no tomo" (Friend of snow)
    Black Raku Ware, Edo period (18th century) by 6th-generation Raku master Sanyu (1685-1739)
    Hand-modelled, cylindrical with high walls rising from a compressed and notched disc foot, applied with a matte black glaze
    3 7/16in. (8.7cm.) high; 3 5/8in. (9.3cm.) diameter
    Wood inner box signed, giving name and authenticated by Sen Soshitsu XI (Gengensai; 1810-1877), outer box signed and authenticated by Raku Kichizaemon XV (b. 1949), dated 1990


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