Kuro raku chawan, Inspired by Nonko's Inazuma (Lightning) chawan
Nonko (also known as Donyu) was Raku Kichizaemon III (1599-1656), famed for his series of seven chawan (Shichishu).
This kuroraku chawan is inspired by one of these, a chawan entitled "Lightning" due to the vermillion splashes on the very dark, black background.
The vermillion glaze made the chawan stand out amongst its peers as it was a technique used by Nonko towards the end of his career.
Comes with a signed wooden box.
Handcrafted in Kyoto, Japan by Sasaki Shoraku III
Size (approx.): Diameter 14.7 cm / 5.7", Height 8.6 cm / 3.3"
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