Gohondé Green Tea Cup Set by Wada Hiroaki
Gohon wares originated in Korea and were order-made for Japanese tea masters and the daimyo class in the late 1500s. Orders were sent to distant kilns via a design book, the "honorable book" (go hon), thus the name.
Gohon is one of the many different ceramic genres in which Wada Hiroaki excels. During firing, pink and orange flashes appear, but only under the most precise kiln conditions - a narrow window in which oxygen is sapped out of the ash slip. Yet he hits the mark and proudly introduces this lovely set of gohondé green tea cups.
Deftly formed from a sandy clay, they came from the kiln enrobed with a pastel softness.
A wooden presentation box will be custom made to order and signed by the artist. Delivery time for this item is 2 weeks.
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