I am a Gold Chawan X. Sometimes I build such high walls for protection that I forget that I should open up and invite others in for a cup of tea.
This narrow chawan is ideal for colder seasons as the high walls retain heat. The exterior has a rough texture but ironically still feels gentle to hold at the same time.
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 X was curated by Angélique Chmielewski
Maker: Masanobu Ando
Designer: Masanobu Ando
Chawan: 4.25” (w) x 4.75” (l) x 4” (h) or 108mm (w) x 121mm (l) x 102mm (h)
Wooden Box: 5.75” (w) x 5.75” (l) x 5.75” (h) or 146mm (w) x 146mm (l) x 146mm (h)
Chawan: 15.6 oz or 443 g
Wooden Box: 10.8 oz or 306 g
Materials: Ceramic, Gold Overglaze, Pawlownia Wood Box, Linen Wrap Cloth
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