I am a Gold Chawan XII. My body crackles with the fiery fire of the kiln and soothes with a warm bath of tea.
There is a slight crackle on the exterior of this tea bowl that will become more pronounced with usage. We can imagine how beautiful it would be over time. The piece comes with a "tomobako" wood box with an illustration by Ando-san as do all the chawans in this collection.
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 XII was curated by Angélique Chmielewski
Maker: Masanobu Ando
Designer: Masanobu Ando
Chawan: 5.25” (w) x 5.5” (l) x 3.5” (h) or 133mm (w) x 140mm (l) x 89mm (h)
Wooden Box: 6.4” (w) x 6.4” (l) x 5.25” (h) or 163mm (w) x 163mm (l) x 133mm (h)
Chawan: 14 oz or 400 g
Wooden Box: 11 oz or 316 g
Materials: Ceramic, Gold Overglaze, Pawlownia Wood Box, Linen Wrap Cloth
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