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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery

Tea Bowl

1691-1716 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Raku Sonyu (1664-1716), to whom this bowl can be attributed on stylistic grounds, was the fifth generation head of the Kyoto-based Raku family. With its characteristic matt black glaze, it has a quietude reminiscent of the work of the first generation Raku Chojiro (died 1589).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hand-built Black Raku type high-fired earthenware with black glaze
Brief Description
Tea bowl, Raku ware, Kyoto, attributed to Raku Sonyu (1664-1716), Japan, 1691-1716
Physical Description
Tea bowl with rounded base, small footring, and all-over covering of black glaze; three spur marks on footring
Dimensions
  • Maximum diameter diameter: 11.4cm
  • Height: 7.6cm
  • Mouth diameter diameter: 10.0cm (Note: Mouth diameter varies from 9.8 to 10.2 cm)
  • Footring diameter diameter: 5.0cm
Styles
Object history
Exhibited at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition
Summary
Raku Sonyu (1664-1716), to whom this bowl can be attributed on stylistic grounds, was the fifth generation head of the Kyoto-based Raku family. With its characteristic matt black glaze, it has a quietude reminiscent of the work of the first generation Raku Chojiro (died 1589).
Collection
Accession Number
240-1877

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record createdNovember 20, 2002
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