Although finely made, this chawan has a certain satisfying heft to it as though made from a dense mineral substance. This original chawan, with its deep loden black glaze, was crafted by Nitten Exhibition Blue-Ribbon Awardee, master potter Kunio Uchida (1910-1994). His work can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum collection in London. The artist's signature is on the base of the bowl and on the original kiri-bako, or presentation box.
diameter 15cm ◎ height 5.8cm
CARING FOR YOUR TEA WARE : All craft-made ceramic and porcelain tea ware should be treated with more care than you would your daily dinnerware, which can stand the abuse of dishwashers and aggressive detergents. Make it a habit to rinse with fresh water and dry your tea ware immediately after use. Avoid letting tea remain in your cups or bowls for extended periods as more porous glazes and even porcelain will allow stains to develop. Our Samadoyo pieces are made from tough borosilicate glass and will stand being cleaned in the dishwasher.