Takahashi Rakusai IV (*1925)

Shigaraki Tea Bowl

Inv. Nr. #A46
Date 20th c.
Material Ash glazed stoneware

Comes with signed and sealed wooden box.

Price: EUR 2,200

Beautiful Shigaraki tea bowl (chawan) made by Takahashi Rakusai IV with a more glossy ash glaze between the typical rusty green parts. Rakusai IV was born 1925 in Shigaraki and is probably the most famous Shigaraki potter. The Takahashi family is along with the Ueda family the oldest potter family in Shigaraki and largely responsible for preserving traditions, especially after the second world war. Takahashi Rakusai IV succeeded his father the third Takahashi – who was designated as "Intangible Cultural Property" by government – in 1976 and passed the tradition subsequently to his son in 2010.