I am Gold Chawan V. I’m built tough to shine above the rest so don’t expect me to settle for a bronze medal when I’m made of gold.
This chawan stands out with its high luster like a sugar candy shell coating! But what really makes it special is its warm bronze tone, even though it is glazed in pure gold.
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 V was curated by Angélique Chmielewski
Maker: Masanobu Ando
Designer: Masanobu Ando
Chawan: 4.5” (w) x 4.25” (l) x 3.5” (h) or 114mm (w) x 108mm (l) x 89mm (h)
Wooden Box: 5.75” (w) x 5.75” (l) x 5” (h) or 149mm (w) x 149mm (l) x127mm (h)
Chawan: 10 oz or 284 g
Wooden Box: 8.9 oz or 251 g
Materials: Ceramic, Gold Overglaze, Pawlownia Wood Box, Linen Wrap Cloth
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