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Tea bowl

Tea bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Kyoto (made)

  • Date:

    about 1982 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kita, Kazuaki, born 1934 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with iridescent black glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Professor Shingo Shibata

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 23, shelf 4

Physical description

Tea bowl, of standard form with highish footring and slightly everted rim. Clockwise swirl within footring. Coarse buff body visible on base and lower part of sides; rest with thick black glaze with blue iridescence, turning to brown at the rim.

[Box: Wood box inscribed 'Kita genso gyokuteki tako...chawan' and note 'Kita genso gyokuteki takusai chawan' ('Kita's Bowl of Phantasmagoric Jewel-like Oilspots with Varied Rainbow Colours').]

Place of Origin

Kyoto (made)


about 1982 (made)


Kita, Kazuaki, born 1934 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with iridescent black glaze

Marks and inscriptions

Ink mark within footring (in Japanese) 'Kazuaki'


Height: 4.7 cm, Width: 13.3 cm

Descriptive line

Tea bowl, stoneware with iridescent black glaze, made by Kita Kazuaki, Japan (Kyoto), about 1982

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Kita Kazuaki The World of Kita Kazuaki (Kita Kazuaki Sozo Bi No Sekai), Hiroshima: Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art, 1980, p.41






Ceramics; Stoneware; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Studio Pottery


East Asia Collection

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