If blue ice as smooth as silk could be produced from fire, this chawan would be it. The bowl is signed and in perfect condition. It comes with its signed box
This work is a work of famous ceramist Deishi Shibuya of Hagi ware.
It is a Oni-Hagi Hiissen Chawan. Hiissen is Japanese and is a meaning referred to as "Washing a brush."
Since form resembles the container from which a brush is washed, it came to be refered to as Hiissen Chawan.
every work of famous ceramist Deishi Shibuya of Hagi ware is aclay with which three kinds of grounds were mixed is used for the clay of this work (Daido, Mishima, Mitake).
The clay which blended rough sand is called Oni-Hagi. The motif of many Deishi's work is old huge cherry tree "Usuzumi Sakura" specified as the natural treasure in Gifu Prefecture. The glaze currently used for your plate and other work is straw-ashes glaze, and is the original blend glaze which Deishi studied for 30 years and was made. Sometiems during long fire burning it happens a lavender color change called "YOUHEN" (Discoloration of ceramic ware) generated when it burns with firewood and is very beautiful.
Since DEISHI was a friend of a living national treasure's deceased 10th Kyusetsu Miwa (Kyuwa) his the glaze is a strong resemblance to Kyusetsu white glaze.
This work is called WARI-KOUDAI TOTOYA CHAWAN (TOTOYA Tea Bowl with Notched Foot).
This work is a powdered-green-tea Teabowl for acting-before-the-audience tea parties.
TOTOYA-CHAWAN is the form of a Korai Teabowl originally.
TOTOYA means the "fish dealer" in Japanese.
In the origin of the TOTOA name, the wealthy merchant fish dealer of Sakai (Osaka) imported the Teabowl of this form from Korea.
Sen no Rikyu finds out the TOTOYA at the shop front of a fishmonger, and there are various views which Rikyu says used the Teabowl as a powdered-green-tea Teabowl.
KHO-DAI (Foot) of this work is called WARI-KHODAI (Notched Foot), and serves as a big highlight of the Hagi ware Teabowl.
The lavender color called "YOUHEN" (Discoloration of ceramic ware) generated when it burns with firewood is very beautiful.