I am Gold Chawan IV. With my pure gold glaze and expansive opening, you can say I have a lot flare.
This chawan has all the traits that emphasize the concept of Wabi-Sabi - the acceptance of imperfection and transcience: an irregular rim, rustic roughness, patchy glaze and asymmetric flared shape.
We are honored to bring together a rare collection of gold chawans by Masanobu Ando. Ando-san created each matcha tea bowl to emphasize the unique experience of personally selecting and using a chawan. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, featuring a form that creates a distinct appreciation of its materiality. They are made of black bases with fired pure gold glazes of varying application styles, textures and vibrancies. One commonality in the collection is Ando-san’s intentional alteration of the glaze to emphasize a rustic everyday quality, instead of the common notion of gold revered for the highest of occasions. The works come in a specialty handmade tomobako box.
Gold Chawan IV was curated by Angélique Chmielewski
Maker: Masanobu Ando
Designer: Masanobu Ando
Chawan: 5.25” (w) x 6” (l) x 4” (h) or 133mm (w) x 152mm (l) x 102mm (h)
Wooden Box: 6.75” (w) x 6.75” (l) x 5.5” (h) or 171mm (w) x 171mm (l) x 140mm (h)
Chawan: 13.6 oz or 385 g
Wooden Box: 12 oz or 340 g
Materials: Ceramic, Gold Overglaze, Pawlownia Wood Box, Linen Wrap Cloth
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