I am a Gold Chawan IX. I'm as smooth and silky as a freshly whisked matcha.
In comparison to the other tea bowls in the collection, this one has a silky smooth gold finish. The bulbous shape comfortably fits in the palm of the hand emanating a gentle warmth through the raw material.
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 IX was curated by Angélique Chmielewski
Maker: Masanobu Ando
Designer: Masanobu Ando
Chawan: 4.25” (w) x 5” (l) x 3.25” (h) or 108mm (w) x 127mm (l) x 83mm (h)
Wooden Box: 6.1” (w) x 6.1” (l) x 5.75” (h) or 155mm (w) x 155mm (l) x146mm (h)
Chawan: 10.8 oz or 305 g
Wooden Box: 9.8 oz or 277 g
Materials: Ceramic, Gold Overglaze, Pawlownia Wood Box, Linen Wrap Cloth
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