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Tea bowl (chawan)
247-1877
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This bowl is one of a small number of surviving ceramics by Hon’ami Koetsu, a noted designer and connoisseur who played a prominent role in the artistic circles of Kyoto during the late sixteenth century and early seventeenth centuries. He used techniques pioneered in Kyoto by the Raku family during the 1580s. The process of making black raku ware involves pinch-formed shapes and the removal of the ware from the kiln at peak temperature.

History of the Object
This bowl was part of the huge collection of ceramics assembled in Japan on the instructions of the V&A (the South Kensington Museum as it was know as at that time) and which was intended to represent the history of Japanese ceramics.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Glazed ceramic 
Measurements
Depth: 11.5cm 
Creator name
Hon'ami Koetsu 
Creator date
1558-1637 
Where it was made
Japan; Kyoto 
Geography
Japan 
Time period
AD 17th century ~ AD 17th century 
Creation date
17th Century; early 
Function
 
Acquisition
Purchased at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876 This rare piece was among the Japanese ceramics shown at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876. In contrast to the high esteem such objects have today, the relatively low price paid for the tea wares in this collection reflected the Japanese attitude of the early Meiji period (1868-1912), which accepted western ideas uncritically whilst rejecting many traditional ideas and values. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Victoria and Albert Museum 
Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum 
Credit line
© V&A Images, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 

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